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African Americans Against the Bomb : Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement

By: Intondi, Vincent.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Stanford Nuclear Age Series: Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (225 p.).ISBN: 9780804793483.Subject(s): African American political activists -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Anti-imperialist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African Americans Against the Bomb : Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom MovementDDC classification: 323.1196/0730904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. 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
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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

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Vincent J. Intondi is Associate Professor of African American History at Montgomery College and Director of Research at the Nuclear Studies Institute of the American University in Washington, D.C.

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