Modern Genocide
Understanding Causes and Consequences
December 2012, ABC-CLIO, ABC-CLIO Databases

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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.

Please note: Some of the subject matter in this database contains explicit language on sensitive topics. We invite you to participate in a free trial to ensure the content falls within the guidelines of your institution.


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2014 Best Social Studies Website—ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES), April 25, 2014

2014 CODiE Award Finalist - Best Education Reference Solution — SIIA—SIIA CODiE Award, May 14, 2014

2017 Best Social Studies Website—ComputEd Gazette, July 1, 2017

2017 CODiE Award Winner - Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution—SIIA, July 28, 2017

2018 Gold Award—Modern Library Awards, January 23, 2018

2018 Best Online Educational Resource—ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES), April 1, 2018

2018 Best Social Studies Website—ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES), April 1, 2018

2019 Best Social Studies Website—ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES), April 8, 2019


"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, May 1, 2013

"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, April 1, 2013

"This content and the arrangement and means of accessing it combine to create a stunning product."—Library Journal, April 1, 2013
Herero Genocide (1904–1907)
• Herero Genocide
East Timor Genocide (1975–1999)
• East Timor Genocide
Bosnian Genocide (1992–1995)
• Bosnian Genocide
Armenian Genocide (1915–1923)
• Armenian Genocide
Guatemalan Genocide (1981–1983)
• Guatemalan Genocide
Rwandan Genocide (1994)
• Rwandan Genocide
Holocaust (1933–1945)
• Holocaust
Kurdish Genocide (1986–1989)
• Kurdish Genocide
Darfur Genocide (2003–Present)
• Darfur Genocide
Cambodian Genocide (1975–1979)
• Cambodian Genocide

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