Modern Genocide

Understanding Causes and Consequences

by Paul R. Bartrop, Jennifer Egloff, and Roger W. Smith

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As painful as it may be to consider and as difficult as it may be to teach, genocide is an important subject for students to learn about in school if they are to become informed world citizens.

The only database specifically devoted to genocide, Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences covers 10 modern genocides in depth, providing definitive expertise on this delicate topic that may be used as a springboard for discussion of human and civil rights. It enables students to fully grasp the events of the genocides and the factors that led to them, showing readers repeating patterns in history and giving them the agency to work to diminish hatred that could lead to future genocides.


  • Houses more than 300 primary sources such as memoirs, narratives, and domestic and international legal documents that illustrate the progression and outcome of genocide, as well as first-hand accounts that vividly depict its impact on entire societies as well as on the lives of individuals
  • Sparks discussion of topics integral to the subject of genocide, such as the factors that precede and cause genocide, the denial movements related to particular genocides, the role of propaganda in persuading the public to participate in genocide, and other mass killings and massacres not considered genocide by UN standards
  • Uses the widely accepted "eight stages of genocide" framework developed by Gregory Stanton, president of Genocide Watch, to provide educators with a powerful tool for teaching students how genocides occur and what can be done to prevent them
  • Offers numerous activities created by Sara Cohan, director of the Genocide Education Project, that guide teachers in properly approaching this subject
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Paul R. Bartrop, PhD, one of the world's leading scholars of the Holocaust and genocide, is professor of history and director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He was the 2011–2012 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey. Prior to this appointment, he was head of the Department of History at Bialik College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 2003 and 2011, teaching a range of subjects in history, Jewish studies, international studies, and comparative genocide studies. He is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and a past president of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies. Among his published works is Resisting the Holocaust: Upstanders, Partisans, and Survivors(ABC-CLIO, 2016), Modern Genocide: The Definitive Resource and Document Collection (ABC-CLIO, 2014), and A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good (ABC-CLIO, 2012).

Jennifer Egloff is a history instructor at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, where she teaches modern genocide and mass violence. She has a PhD in history from New York University. She is a recipient of the Smithsonian Institution Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology Research Fellowship.

Roger W. Smith is professor emeritus of government at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he taught political philosophy and the comparative study of genocide. Educated at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, he has written, and lectured, widely on the nature, history, and prevention of genocide, and on the issue of denial. He is a co-founder and past president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Professor Smith was director from 2002-2011 of the Zoyran Institute's Genocide and Human Rights University Program, a two week intensive seminar held annually at the University of Toronto. In 2008, Armenia presented him with its highest civilian award, the Movses Khorenatsi Medal, for his contributions to international recognition of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. He has been co-editor of Genocide Studies International since its founding in 2013.

Topic Centers

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East Timor Genocide (1975–1999)
• East Timor Genocide
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• Bosnian Genocide
Armenian Genocide (1915–1923)
• Armenian Genocide
Guatemalan Genocide (1981–1983)
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Rwandan Genocide (1994)
• Rwandan Genocide
Holocaust (1933–1945)
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Kurdish Genocide (1986–1989)
• Kurdish Genocide
Darfur Genocide (2003–Present)
• Darfur Genocide
Cambodian Genocide (1975–1979)
• Cambodian Genocide



"This comprehensive resource brings students and teachers beautifully designed, informative, and well-researched information about 10 genocides. The organization, as well as the depth, breadth, and scope of the information, is exceptional. . . . Highly recommended."Library Media Connection

"The uncluttered layout and modern design make it easy to access the content. Users can simply select from a list of topics ('Explore a Genocide') or use the 'Analyze' link to find articles summarizing major topics within each genocide. There are also advanced search options. The 'Analyze' option poses a question (such as 'Did the United States and most other Western countries turn a blind eye to Indonesian atrocities in East Timor from 1975 onwards?'), followed by a brief essay. The sidebar in this section links to essays offering different perspectives as well as a conclusion."Booklist

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