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By the Bomb's Early Light : American Thought and Culture At the Dawn of the Atomic Age, With New Preface (94 Edition)

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Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural 'fallout' in America during the early years of the atomic age. Paul Boyer argues that the major aspects of the long-running debates about nuclear armament and disarmament developed and took shape soon after the bombing of Hiroshima.

The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time. Through these materials, Boyer shows the surprising and profoundly disturbing ways in which the bomb quickly and totally penetrated the fabric of American life, from the chillingly prophetic forecasts of observers like Lewis Mumford to the Hollywood starlet who launched her career as the 'anatomic bomb.'

In a new preface, Boyer discusses recent changes in nuclear politics and attitudes toward the nuclear age.

About the Author

Paul Boyer is Merle Curti Professor of History and director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807844809
Author:
Boyer, Paul
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Boyer, Paul
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States Civilization 1945-
Subject:
atomic age; nuclear; popular culture; Lewis Mumford; nuclear politics
Subject:
atomic age
Subject:
Nuclear
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Lewis Mumford
Subject:
nuclear politics
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
New Preface by
Series Volume:
no.13
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.26x6.19x1.37 in. 1.62 lbs.

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