Century of Genocide
Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, 2nd Edition
Edited by Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, William S. Parsons
Routledge – 2004 – 532 pages
Through powerful first-person accounts, scholarly analyses and historical data, Century of Genocide takes on the task of explaining how and why genocides have been perpetrated throughout the course of the twentieth century. The book assembles a group of international scholars to discuss the causes, results, and ramifications of these genocides: from the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire; to the Jews, Romani, and the mentally and physically handicapped during the Holocaust; and genocides in East Timor, Bangladesh, and Cambodia.
The second edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on the genocide in the former Yugoslavia and the mass killing of the Kurds in Iraq, as well as a chapter on the question of whether or not the situation in Kosovo constituted genocide. It concludes with an essay concerning methods of intervention and prevention of future genocide.
Introduction – Samuel Totten and William S. Parsons 1. Genocide of the Hereros – Jon Birdgman and Leslie J. Worley 2. The Armenian Genocide – Rouben Paul Adalian 3. Soviet Man-made Famine in Ukraine – James E. Mace 4. Holocaust: The Genocide of the Jews – Donald L. Niewyk 5. Holocaust: The Gypsies – Sybil Milton 6. Holocaust: The Genocide of Disabled Peoples – Hugh Gregory Gallagher 7. The Indonesian Massacres – Robert Cribb 8. Genocide in East Timor – James Dunn 9. Genocide in Bangladesh – Rounaq Jahan 10. The Burundi Genocide – René Lemarchand 11. The Cambodian Genocide – 1975-1979 12. The Anfal Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan – Michiel Leezenberg 13. The Rwanda Genocide - René Lemarchand 14. Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Martin Mennecke and Eric Markusen 15. Genocide in Kosovo? – Martin Menecke 16. Out of the Darkness: Responding to Genocide of the 21st Century – Jerry Fowler 17. The Intervention and Prevention of Genocide: Where There Is the Political Will, There Is a Way – Samuel Totten