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viii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index.
Introduction : Mapping ground zero in postwar America -- "Extraordinarily convenient neighbors" : servant-savior-savants in white-authored post-nuclear novels -- "Tomorrow's children" : interracial conflict and resolution in atomic-era science fiction and Afro-futurism -- Sidebar : covering the bomb in the African American press -- Against the "starless midnight of racism and war" : African American intellectuals and the anti-nuclear agenda -- Last man standing : sex and survival in the interracial apocalyptic -- Conclusion: "Don't drop it, stop it, bebop it" : some final notes on race, place, and the atom bomb in postwar America.
"Tells the story of African Americans' response to the atomic threat in the postwar period. Examines the anti-nuclear writing and activism of figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lorraine Hansberry as well as the placement of black characters in white-authored doomsday fiction and nonfiction."--Provided by publisher.