Uganda

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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, ...

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Overview

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's 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 primary source documents, such as 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. The Genocide and Persecution series explores events from many angles, equipping readers with the tools to achieve a greater understanding of these atrocities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737762587
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Series: Genocide and Persecution Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Foreword 5

World Map 16

Chronology 18

Chapter 1 Historical Background on Uganda

Chapter Exercises 24

1 Genocide and Persecution in Uganda: An Overview A.B. Kasozi 26

2 The Expulsion of Uganda's Asian Population: The Economist 31

3 Idi Amin Is a Repressive Ruler Henry A. Kissinger 36

4 The Government of Idi Amin Commits Gross Human Rights Violations Whitney Ellsworth 41

5 The Terror and Killings Inflicted by the Army Patrick Moser 50

6 Resettlement in the Luwero Triangle After Years of Terror Blaine Harden 55

7 The Renewal of Human Rights Abuse in Uganda Colin Nickerson 61

8 The National Resistance Movement Government's Failure to Safeguard Human Rights Amnesty International 67

9 Terror in the Name of the Lord Bob Drogin 73

10 An Attack on Homosexuality Saeed Ahmed 81

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Uganda

Chapter Exercises 88

1 Multiple Factors Were at the Root of the Expulsion of Uganda's Asians Meir Amor 90

2 The British Government Supported Idi Amin's Brutal Rule Mark Curtis 100

3 The West Has the Power to Affect Events in Uganda Richard H. Ullman 110

4 The Massacres in Uganda in the 1980s Were Committed Largely by the Government and Its Agencies Sabiiti Mutengesa 118

5 The Unacknowledged Truths About Persecution and Genocide in Museveni's Uganda Milton Obote 126

6 The Causes and Consequences of the War in Northern Uganda Are Many-Sided and Interconnected Ogenga Otunnu 134

7 The Abuses of the Lord's Resistance Army Violate the Principles of International Humanitarian Law: Human Rights Watch 143

8 The International Community Must Act to End the Human Rights Catastrophe in Northern Uganda Olara A. Otunnu 153

9 The Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights Failed Joanna R. Quinn 161

10 The International Criminal Court Has Contributed to Prospects for Peace in Uganda Nick Grono Adam O'Brien 168

11 The International Criminal Court Is Biased Tim Allen 177

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

Chapter Exercises 184

1 A Christian Ugandan Is Persecuted F.K. Sempangi 185

2 An Exile Recalls Incidents of Flight and Terror in Idi Amin's Uganda Arthur Mwenkanya Katabalwa 190

3 A Child Soldier Escapes to Uganda Faith J.H. McDonnell Grace Akallo 195

Glossary 202

Organizations to Contact 205

List of Primary Source Documents 211

For Further Research 215

Index 221

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