Hiroshima in History and Memory
In this timely collection of essays, prominent historians survey the Hiroshima story from the American decision to drop the first atomic bomb to the recent controversy over the Enola Gay exhibit in Washington, D.C. The first essay surveys the literature on the atomic bombing of Japan, while the second and third essays evaluate the decisions that led to that event. The remaining essays discuss how the Japanese and American people have remembered Hiroshima in the years since the end of World War II. They emphasize the construction of an official memory of Hiroshima, the challenge posed by alternative or counter-memories, and the tension between history and memory in the Hiroshima story. The collection thus unites up-to-date scholarship by diplomatic historians with the recent interest in memory that has emerged as part of the new cultural history.
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Hiroshima in History and Memory An Introduction
The Decision to Use the Bomb A Historiographical Update
Understanding the Atomic Bomb and the Japanese Surrender Missed Opportunities LittleKnown Near Disasters and Modern Memory
Japans Delayed Surrender A Reinterpretation
The Bombed Hiroshimas and Nagasakis in Japanese Memory
Exotic Resonances Hiroshima in American Memory
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