The study of genocide—both as a stand-alone discipline and as an essential aspect of any world history survey—calls for sensitive yet authentic analysis. Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences achieves this with a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material to drive academic study of a topic that humanity cannot afford to ignore. More than 900 primary sources and 1,400 reference entries enable the study of 10 modern genocides, from the Herero Genocide at the start of the 20th century to such current conflicts as the campaign of terror in Darfur. Original scholarly articles support deep research, developed by an advisory board that includes Dr. Paul R. Bartrop, one of the world’s leading genocide scholars.
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.
Awards2019 Silver Award—Modern Library Awards, January 31, 2019
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