eBook The Kurds, 1st Edition

  • Noah Berlatsky
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  • ISBN-10: 0737767588
  • ISBN-13: 9780737767582
  • DDC: 305.891
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Title explores genocide and persecution of the Kurds, including the historical/cultural background of Kurdish persecution in Turkey and Iraqevents from the rise of the communist People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present; issues surrounding events such as Saddam Hussein's persecution of the Kurds in Iraq; Turkey's treatment of the Kurdish people; and the pros and cons of establishing an independent state for the Kurds; and includes personal narratives from people touched by the events including Kurdish survivors of Saddam Hussein's poison gas attacks and a Turkish Kurd who laments the denial of his cultural identity.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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 other 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 genocide, crimes against humanity, and other instances of extreme persecution.
  • Individual volumes address an event or series of events in a nation, region, or people‚Äôs history, and include historical background, writings about the relevant issues and controversies, and first-person narratives.
  • By providing primary sources, as well as analysis of crucial issues, these volumes help develop critical thinking skills and encourage global connections; they also support key curriculum standards in a variety of areas, including history, English language arts and social science.
  • The text is enhanced by an annotated table of contents; a foreword written by an expert in the field of genocide studies; a chronology; detailed illustrations and photographs; features for classroom use, including analytical exercises, writing prompts, and group activities; a glossary; an annotated list of organizations to contact; an annotated list of reports, treaties, resolutions, and judicial decisions; a bibliography; and a comprehensive subject index.
  • Those who study genocide, crimes against humanity, and persecution struggle to comprehend and explain the enormity and brutality of such acts.
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