The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are central to the history of the twentieth century. This course examines the scientific, cultural, and political origins of the bombs, their use in the context of aerial bombings and related issues in military history, the decision to use them, the human cost to those on whom it was dropped, and their place in history, culture, and identity politics to the present. Sources will include works on the history of science, military, political, and cultural history, and literary and other artistic interpretations.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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