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Each title in this series examines a pivotal period in history by presenting "a group of essays chosen for their accessibility" to young adults. Introductions in each volume provide an overview of the topic, and excerpts from articles and books are preceded by brief summaries of their authors' often-conflicting arguments. Appendices include relevant documents. American Slavery, for example, offers essays organized under five broad chapter headings: Origins of American Slavery; Slavery in the American Revolution; A House Divided: American Slavery in the Antebellum Era; Civil War and the End of American Slavery; and Was the Civil War Necessary to End Slavery? Within each chapter there are between two and six articles or excerpts, on subjects ranging from "Social Tensions Within Southern Plantation Society" to "How Slaves Responded to their Emancipation" to "War Was Not Necessary to End American Slavery." The authors, mainly history professors, provide a wide range of opinions that will help students hone their critical thinking skills. Discussion questions round off the book, along with an appendix of documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation and a chronology. Valuable for history classes as well as for high school and public libraries. Titles coming in 2001 include Ancient Egyptian Civilization, The Early Middle Ages, The End of Ancient Rome, The Holocaust, The Inquisition, and The Vietnam War. (Early Civilizations) KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Greenhaven Press, 272p, 99-34739, 23cm, bibliogs, indexes, $14.96. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737702149
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Turning Points in World History Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 10
A Brief History of the Atom Bomb 12
Chapter 1 The Development of the Atom Bomb
1. The Discovery of Fission 36
2. The First Nuclear Chain Reaction 46
3. The Race to Make the Atom Bomb 56
4. The Manhattan Project 67
5. The Trinity Test 76
Chapter 2 The Decision to Drop the Atom Bomb
1. It Was Always Assumed the Bomb Would Be Used 87
2. The Government Was Justified in Using the Atom Bomb 91
3. Using the Atom Bomb Was Unnecessary and Immoral 103
4. The Atom Bomb Was Used to Intimidate the Soviets 115
Chapter 3 Aftermath
1. A Hiroshima Survivor's Tale 128
2. Visiting the Devastation of Nagasaki 135
3. A Society Laid Waste 141
Chapter 4 America in the Cold War
1. U.S. Soldiers Are Exposed to Radiation in Postwar Tests 149
2. The Continuing Cycle of Fear and Apathy 161
3. The Atom Bomb in Pop Culture 174
Chapter 5 In Retrospect: Scientists Evaluate the Atom Bomb
1. A Scientist Leaves the Manhattan Project 180
2. Scientists Look Back on the Manhattan Project 190
3. Scientists Must Be Morally Responsible for Their Work 202
4. The United States Was Right to Build the Hydrogen Bomb 207
Chapter 6 Epilogue
1. The Enola Gay Controversy 214
Appendix Excerpts from Original Documents Pertaining to the Atom Bomb 225
Glossary 249
Discussion Questions 251
Chronology 255
For Further Research 260
Index 265
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