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

By Michael Scheibach

Following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a number of “atomic narratives”—books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks, video clips, and tv programs—addressed the consequences of the bomb. Post–World battle II early life encountered atomic narratives of their day-by-day lives in class, at domestic and of their groups, and have been profoundly tormented by what they learn and saw.
This multidisciplinary examine examines the publicity of yank early life to atomic narratives in the course of the ten years following international battle II. additionally, it examines the wider “social narrative of the atom,” which incorporated academic, social, cultural, and political actions that surrounded and concerned American adolescence. The actions ranged from university and neighborhood courses to videos and tv indicates to government-sponsored touring shows on atomic strength.
The ebook additionally offers a number of examples of writings through postwar kids, who essentially expressed their conflicted emotions approximately growing to be up in any such tumultuous time, and exhibits what percentage of the problems ordinarily linked to the sixties iteration, comparable to peace, fellowship, loose expression, and environmental situation, should be traced to this past generation.

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