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Atomic Narratives and American Youth: Coming of Age with the by Michael Scheibach

By Michael Scheibach

Following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, quite a few “atomic narratives”—books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks, videos, and tv programs—addressed the results of the bomb. Post–World conflict II adolescence encountered atomic narratives of their day-by-day lives in class, at domestic and of their groups, and have been profoundly stricken by what they learn and saw.
This multidisciplinary learn examines the publicity of yankee formative years to atomic narratives throughout the ten years following international battle II. moreover, it examines the wider “social narrative of the atom,” which integrated academic, social, cultural, and political actions that surrounded and concerned American adolescence. The actions ranged from institution and group courses to video clips and tv indicates to government-sponsored touring shows on atomic power.
The e-book additionally offers a number of examples of writings through postwar young people, who in actual fact expressed their conflicted emotions approximately transforming into up in this type of tumultuous time, and indicates what number of the problems often linked to the sixties iteration, comparable to peace, fellowship, unfastened expression, and environmental quandary, might be traced to this previous generation.

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