The Resource African Americans against the bomb : nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement, Vincent J. Intondi, (ebook)

African Americans against the bomb : nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement, Vincent J. Intondi, (ebook)

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African Americans against the bomb : nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement
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African Americans against the bomb
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nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement
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Vincent J. Intondi
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eng
Summary
Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for the first time, African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality. Intondi shows that from early on, blacks in America saw the use of atomic bombs as a racial issue, asking why such enormous resources were being spent building nuclear arms instead of being used to improve impoverished communities. Black activists' fears that race played a role in the decision to deploy atomic bombs only increased when the U.S. threatened to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and Vietnam a decade later. For black leftists in Popular Front groups, the nuclear issue was connected to colonialism: the U.S. obtained uranium from the Belgian controlled Congo and the French tested their nuclear weapons in the Sahara. By expanding traditional research in the history of the nuclear disarmament movement to look at black liberals, clergy, artists, musicians, and civil rights leaders, Intondi reveals the links between the black freedom movement in America and issues of global peace. From Langston Hughes through Lorraine Hansberry to President Obama, African Americans Against the Bomb offers an eye-opening account of the continuous involvement of African Americans who recognized that the rise of nuclear weapons was a threat to the civil rights of all people
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Midwest
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Intondi, Vincent J
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323.1196/0730904
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Stanford nuclear age series
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  • African American political activists
  • African Americans
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Civil rights movements
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • United States
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adult
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African Americans against the bomb : nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement, Vincent J. Intondi, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804793483
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891025
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remote
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11891025
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MWT11891025
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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African Americans against the bomb : nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement, Vincent J. Intondi, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804793483
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891025
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891025
System control number
MWT11891025
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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