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HIS 413. Atomic America. 3 Credits.

This course examines the scientific, technological, social, political, and military circumstances surrounding the invention of atomic weapons, the consequences of their use against Japan, and the ongoing ways in which their presence shapes American culture, religion, politics, foreign affairs, and scientific research. It places particular emphasis on the social conditions that explain America' decision and ability to create and use the bomb, and subsequent efforts to make sense of the unfathomable power of these weapons through film, music, television, and religion. The course pays particular attention to how scientists, artists, and lay persons envisioned nuclear power as both the ultimate source of liberation and of doom.
Typically offered in Spring.

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Department of History

...Language Culture Cluster. Typically offered in Spring. HIS 413. Atomic America. 3 Credits. This course...