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Author Foertsch, Jacqueline, 1964-

Title Reckoning day : race, place, and the atom bomb in postwar America / Jacqueline Foertsch.

Publication Info. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2013]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  323.1196 F654r 2013    ---  Available
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Description viii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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.
Subject African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Atomic bomb -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African American political activists -- Biography.
African American intellectuals -- Biography.
Atomic bomb in literature.
Race relations in literature.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
African American intellectuals. (OCoLC)fst00799204
African American political activists. (OCoLC)fst00799307
African Americans -- Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00799627
African Americans -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst00799659
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
American literature -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807114
Antinuclear movement. (OCoLC)fst00810626
Atomic bomb in literature. (OCoLC)fst00820592
Atomic bomb -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00820588
Race relations in literature. (OCoLC)fst01086563
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780826519269 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0826519261 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780826519276 (paperback : acid-free paper)
082651927X (paperback : acid-free paper)
9780826519283 (e-book)
0826519288 (e-book)
Standard No. 40022804073

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