Atomic culture: how we learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

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University Press of Colorado, 2004 - History - 187 pages
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Eight scholars examine the range of cultural expressions of atomic energy from the 1940s to the early twenty-first century, including comic books, nuclear landscapes, mushroom-cloud postcards, the Los Alamos suburbs, uranium-themed board games, future atomic waste facilities, and atomic-themed films such as 'Dr. Strangelove' and 'The Atomic Kid'. Despite the growing interest in atomic culture and history, the body of relevant scholarship is relatively sparse. "Atomic Culture" opens new doors into the field by providing a substantive, engaging, and historically based consideration of the topic that will appeal to students and scholars of the Atomic Age as well as general readers.

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The Comic Book Industry Confronts
Code Switching and Suburbia
schoolchildren 1955

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Zeman is assistant professor of history at New Mexico Tech University.

Michael is an assistant professor of history at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

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