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Centuries of Genocide

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has recently published a poll that has found that 78% of Americans support the US taking military action to stop genocide or mass atrocities. Commissioned 67 years after the Holocaust, the poll shows that Americans believe genocide is still very possible yet preventable. It also found Americans want the US government to play a major role in stopping genocide from happening around the world.

The USHMM website provides a wealth of information on genocide, from definititions to eyewitness accounts. You can find out more or view the poll in full online.

If you are interested in reading more about the study of genocide, Samuel Totten and William S Parsons' edited volume, Centuries of Genocide, is now in its fourth edition with new chapters that look at Rwanda genocide and Herero genocide, among others. It offers an excellent introduction to the study of genocide, using several case studies from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, written by recognized experts and provoking an understanding of the resposibility of genocide.

Follow the link below to read more about the book, or request an exam copy.

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  1. Centuries of Genocide

    Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, 4th Edition

    Edited by Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons

    The fourth edition of Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts addresses examples of genocides perpetrated in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Each chapter of the book is written by a recognized expert in the field, collectively demonstrating a wide range of...

    Published August 14th 2012 by Routledge