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Reckoning day : race, place, and the atom bomb in postwar America

Author: Jacqueline Foertsch
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foertsch, Jacqueline, 1964-
Reckoning day
(DLC) 2012035734
(OCoLC)811238996
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Foertsch
ISBN: 9780826519283 0826519288 129984135X 9781299841352
OCLC Number: 857769856
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: "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.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Foertsch.

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Reckoning Day's real strength is its fearless exploration of a wide range of 'race-inflected' responses to the discourses of nuclear disaster. - Stephanie Brown, Ohio State University, author of The Read more...

 
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