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Title Liberia / Noah Berlatsky, book editor ; Frank Chalk, consulting editor.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages) : color illustrations, maps.
Series Genocide & persecution
Gale virtual reference library
Genocide and persecution.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical background on Liberia -- Overview of the Liberian civil wars / Daniel Elwood Dunn -- Samuel K. Doe's regime struggles to rule Liberia after the assassination of Tolbert / Gregory Jaynes -- Child soldiers are used routinely in the Liberian conflict / Human Rights Watch -- Diamonds fuel violence in Liberia and surrounding countries / Lansana Gberie -- A peace agreement ends the conflict in Liberia -- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission states its findings -- Charles Taylor is convicted of war crimes / Associated Press -- Liberian refugees must decide whether to return to Liberia / Chris Stein -- Controversies surrounding Liberia -- The Liberian war was fueled by ethnic tensions / Veronica Nmoma-Hilliard -- The Liberian war was motivated by political factors, not ethnicity / Isabelle Duyvesteyn -- The Sierra Leone/Liberian conflict was fueled by the diamond trade / James Rupert -- Diamonds did not directly cause the Sierra Leone/Liberian conflict / Se Young Jang -- Child soldiers should not be prosecuted for war crimes / David M. Crane -- There are legal and moral difficulties with refusing to prosecute child soldiers / IRIN -- ECOWAS peacekeeping efforts in Liberia were beneficial / Natalie E. Brown -- ECOWAS peacekeeping efforts prolonged the Liberian conflict / Luca Renda -- Refugees, like those from Liberia, tend to spread conflict and violence / Sarah Kenyon Lischer -- Refugees, like those from Liberia, have benefited the countries they entered / Karen Jacobson -- The Truth and Reconciliation report has helped Liberians heal / Glenna Gordon -- The Truth and Reconciliation report has caused dangerous divisions in Liberia / Semantics King, Jr -- Personal narratives -- A Liberian woman remembers her chilhood and the 1980 coup in Liberia / Helene Cooper -- A Liberian woman remembers fleeing Liberia as a refugee / Louise G'esedeh Barton -- A Sierra Leone man remembers being a child soldier / Ishmael Beah -- A Liberian woman remembers being a rebel soldier / Diane Taylor -- Liberians in Minnesota tell stories of abuse and torture / Toni Randolph.
Summary Examines the genocide and persecution of the Liberian people, focusing on the Liberian Civil Wars and violence in the country from the 1970s to the 2000s.
Subject Political violence -- Liberia.
Crimes against humanity -- Liberia.
Child soldiers -- Liberia.
Human rights -- Liberia.
Liberia -- History -- 1980-
Liberia -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Added Author Berlatsky, Noah, editor of compilation.
Chalk, Frank, editor of compilation.
Gale Group.
Other Form: Print version: Liberia. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014 9780737768992 (DLC) 2014000754
ISBN 9780737770148 (electronic book)
9780737768992 (hardcover)
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