Bibliography: Genocide


  • Alvarez, Alex. Governments, Citizens, and Genocide: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
  • Baum, Steven K. The Psychology of Genocide: Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Rescuers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Frey, Robert Seitz. The Genocidal Temptation: Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Rwanda, and Beyond. Dallas: University Press of America, 2004.
  • Gellately, Robert and Ben Kiernan. The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Jacobs, Steven L. Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.
  • Jones, Adam. Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Jones, Adam. Gendercide and Genocide. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.
  • Journal of Genocide Research. Basingstoke, UK: Carfax Pub., 1999.
  • Kiernan, Ben. Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
  • Lorey, David E. and William H. Beezley. Genocide, Collective Violence, and Popular Memory: The Politics of Remembrance in the Twentieth Century. Wilmington, Del: SR Books, 2002.
  • Totten, Samuel, William S. Parsons, and Israel W. Charny. Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views. New York: Garland Pub, 1997.
  • Valentino, Benjamin A. Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the Twentieth Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.



  • Bloxham, Donald. The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Gevorgyan, Satenik, Ruben Avagyan, and Rafayel Harutyunyan. The Armenian Genocide Internet Report and Analysis on the Occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. [Yerevan, Republic of Armenia?]: DAR Publishing House, 2005.
  • Gust, Wolfgang and Sigrid Gust, et al.The Armenian Genocide: Documents from State and Private Archives.
  • Kévorkian, Raymond H. The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History. London: I. B. Tauris, 2011.
  • Melson, Robert. Revolution and Genocide: On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • Sarafian, Ara. United States Official Records on the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1917. Princeton: Gomidas Institute, 2004.



  • Moses, A. Dirk. Genocide and Settler Society: Frontier Violence and Stolen Indigenous Children in Australian History. New York: Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Reynolds, Henry. An Indelible Stain?: The Question of Genocide in Australia’s History. Ringwood: Viking, 2001.
  • Tatz, Colin. Genocide in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 1999.



  • Beljo, Ante. Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing in Northwestern Bosnia: Bosnia-Herzegovina. Zagreb: Croatian Information Centre, 1993.
  • Bringa, Tone. “Averted Gaze: Genocide in Bosnia-Herzogovina, 1992-1995.” In Alexander Laban Hinton, Annihilating Difference. University of California Press, 2002. Pp. 194-225.
  • Sells, Michael Anthony. The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.



  • Cook, Susan E. Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda: New Perspectives. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2006.
  • Hinton, Alexander Laban. Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
  • Kiernan, Ben. Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia: Documentation, Denial and Justice in Cambodia & East Timor. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2008.
  • Kiernan, Ben. The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979. 3rd rev. ed. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2008.
  • Pol Pot. Genocide in Cambodia: Documents from the Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary. Ed. Howard J. De Nike, John B. Quigley, and Kenneth J. Robinson. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

Cambodian Geographic Database (Contain data on Cambodia’s 13,000 villages, sites target in the U.S. bombings from 1965 to 1975, prisons run by the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979, 309 mass grave sites, and post-1979 memorials to victims of the Khmer Riouge.)



  • Daly, M. W. Darfur’s Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • De Waal, Alexander. Famine That Kills: Darfur, Sudan, 1984-1985. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.
  • De Waal, Alexander. War in Darfur and the Search for Peace. [Cambridge, MA]: Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University, 2007.
  • Jeffries, William R. The Darfur Crisis. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2008.
  • Prunier, Gérard. Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  • Reeves, Eric and Michael Brassard. A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide. Toronto: Key Pub. House, 2007.
  • Salih, Mohamed Abdel Rahim M., Nick Grono, and Juan E. Méndez. Explaining Darfur: Four Lectures on the Ongoing Genocide. Amsterdam: Vossiuspers UvA, 2006.
  • Steidle, Brian and Gretchen Steidle Wallace. The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur. New York: Public Affairs, 2007.


Congressional Research Service Reports (full text) [Click on the month under the appropriate year and scroll down to the report and click on the title to access the pdf file]

  • International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues (July 22, 2011).
  • Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace Agreement (June 15, 2011) .


U.S. Government Accountability Office Reports


East Timor

  • Jardine, Matthew. East Timor: Genocide in Paradise. Monroe, ME: Odonian Press, 1999.
  • Kohen, Arnold S. and John Taylor. An Act of Genocide: Indonesia’s Invasion of East Timor. London: TAPOL, 1979.
  • Kiernan, Ben. Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia: Documentation, Denial and Justice in Cambodia and East Timor. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2008.
  • Robinson, Geoffrey. “If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die”: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.



  • Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico (Guatemala) and Etelle Higonnet. Quiet Genocide: Guatemala 1981-1983. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009.
  • Grandin, Greg. The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.
  • Melville, Thomas. Through a Glass Darkly: The U.S. Holocaust in Central America. [Philadelphia]: Xlibris, 2005.
  • Wilkinson, Daniel. Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.



  • Sarkin-Hughes, Jeremy. Colonial Genocide and Reparations Claims in the 21st Century: The Socio-Legal Context of Claims Under International Law by the Herero against Germany for Genocide in Namibia, 1904-1908. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2009.
  • Sarkin, Jeremy. Germany’s Genocide of the Herero Kaiser Wilhem II, His General, His Settlers, His Soldiers. Rochester: James Currey, 2011.
  • Zimmerer, Jürgen and Joachim Zeller. Genocide in German South-West Africa: The Colonial War (1904-1908) in Namibia and Its Aftermath. Monmouth, Wales: Merlin Press, 2008.


The Holocaust

  • Bartov, Omer. The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Blatman, Daniel. The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
  • Burleigh, Michael. Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • Friedlander, Henry. The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
  • Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of the European Jews. 3rd ed. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.


Rwanda and Burundi

  • Barnett, Michael N. Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.
  • Cook, Susan E. Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda: New Perspectives. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2006.
  • Daley, Patricia. Gender & Genocide in Burundi: The Search for Spaces of Peace in the Great Lakes Region. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
  • Dallaire, Roméo and Brent Beardsley. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005.
  • Kuperman, Alan J. The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
  • Lemarchand, René. Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide. [Washington, D.C.]: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1996.
  • Nyankanzi, Edward L. Genocide: Rwanda and Burundi. Rochester, VT: Schenkman Books, 1998.
  • Prunier, Gérard. Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Straus, Scott. The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.


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