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The term "genocide" was coined in 1944, but it has been practiced for centuries. The intent of one people to deliberately wipe out another can be traced back to the ancient world, and it continues today despite efforts from the United Nations and international treaties such as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Each volume in this contemporary series contains three sections: first is an introduction that clearly defines the issue and provides a brief history of the subject; the second section draws together significant primary source documents; and the third section gathers useful research tools such as facts and figures, brief biographies, a bibliography, and more.
Editors Note 1
Examines the issue of genocide, providing a history of past attempts by governments or groups to eradicate a race or people and examining the efforts of the international community to prevent and prosecute such crimes in the twenty-first century.