by Noah Berlatsky


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Genocide and Persecution: Rwanda examines the historical background on the violence in Rwanda. The title covers controversies surrounding Rwanda. The last chapter includes personal narratives by those impacted directly or indirectly.; The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; The histories of nations across the globe are marked by dark periods of mass murder, brutal repression, and unrelenting persecution. Remembering and understanding such incidents is vitally important. The Genocide and Persecution series offers students and

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ISBN-13: 9780737772326
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Series: Genocide and Persecution Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Foreword 5

World Map 15

Chronology 18

Chapter 1 Historical Background on the Rwandan Genocide

Chapter Exercises 22

1 The Legacy of Colonization and the Roots of the Rwandan Genocide Timothy Longman 24

2 Rwandan Rebels Offer Cease-Fire, but Land, Ethnic Issues Simmer Robert M. Press 40

3 The Arusha Accords Attempt to End Violence in Rwanda 47

4 Violence Erupts in Rwanda's Capital Lindsey Hilsum 54

5 The RPF Takes Control of Rwanda as Millions Flee Robert Block 58

6 The Refugee Camps Create a Humanitarian and Political Crisis: Doctors Without Borders 63

7 A Perpetrator of Genocide in Rwanda Is Sentenced by International Law: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 76

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding the RWANDAN Genocide

Chapter Exercises 84

1 There Was No Genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda David Peterson Edward S. Herman 86

2 Rwanda Experienced a Genocide Gerald Caplan 99

3 Rwanda: Fifty Years of Ethnic Conflict on Steroids Herman J. Cohen 111

4 The Rwandan Genocide Was a Political Conflict Jane Hunter 125

5 Many Women Perpetrated Genocide in Rwanda Donna J. Maier 131

6 Men Were Singled Out for Gendercide in Rwanda Adam Jones 145

7 Rwanda in Retrospect Alan J. Kuperman 151

8 International Intervention Could Have Prevented the Rwandan Genocide Gregory H. Stanton 164

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

Chapter Exercises 180

1 A Genocide Survivor and Her Attacker Share Their Stories Jason Straziuso 181

2 A Musician Remembers His Escape from the Rwandan Genocide Nicola Luksic 187

3 A Hutu Woman Remembers Exile and Tutsi Violence Marie Béatrice Umutesi 191

Organizations to Contact 199

List of Primary Source Documents 205

For Further Research 208

Index 211

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