Examines atomic energy as a lens to 20th and 21st-century America.
Atomic Age America looks at the broad influence of atomic energy–focusing particularly on nuclear weapons and nuclear power–on the lives of Americans within a world context. The text examines the social, political, diplomatic, environmental, and technical impacts of atomic energy on the 20th and 21st centuries, with a look back to the origins of atomic theory.
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Martin V. Melosi is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. His primary fields of study are environmental, urban, and energy history. He is the author or editor of nineteen books and more than 85 articles and book chapters, including the award-winning The Sanitary City (2000). In 2000-01 he held the Fulbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris, University of Helsinki, Tampere Technical University, Peking University, and Shanghai University. He is past-president of the American Society for Environmental History, the Public Works Historical Society, the Urban History Association, and the National Council on Public History.Review:
“I think that the author strikes a good balance between accessibility and density. The author gives students a very readable history.”
-Daniel Murphy, Hanover College
“Outstanding, especially once the narrative moves into the 1930s. The thematic emphasis on the alteration of science's role within American society is sharp and does an excellent job of framing the narrative.”
-John Turner, University of South Alabama
“Very well done. I especially liked the section on movie imagery and the atomic age, which should be of interest to students.”
-Todd Good, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
“I can see assigning such a text in both my upper-division postwar America history course and U.S. diplomatic history course...I can certainly also foresee assigning the book to my survey class(es.)”
-Daniel J. Snyder, University of South Carolina
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