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Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America

Jacqueline Foertsch
Format
Book
Published
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780826519269 (cloth : acid-free paper), 0826519261 (cloth : acid-free paper), 9780826519276 (paperback : acid-free paper), 082651927X (paperback : acid-free paper), 9780826519283 (e-book)
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.
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.
Description
viii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index.
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