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WL 215: Genocide and the Holocaust: Getting started

Topics and initial starting points

Start with reference sources and books for background information. Try finding scholarly books on your topic--both print and ebooks--see the Holocaust and genocide bibliographies tab for suggested titles.

Research topics- Dr. Summers:

  • Racism in America
  • American treatment of Native Americans
  • American treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II
  • Anti-Semitism in America
  • Rwandan genocide
  • Cambodian genocide
  • Armenian genocide
  • Bosnian massacres and attempted genocide
  • Eugenics movement in America
  • The history (particularly as it relates to the period immediately prior to World War II and during the war) and current state of American immigration policies
  • Films about the Holocaust
  • Russian Gulag
  • Holomodor

Getting Background Information

BlueJay Search

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