African Americans Against the Bomb (New)
Obama s steps towards nonproliferation Instead there were statements from journalists and international stakeholders about his work but nothing compared to the in depth descriptions in other chapters about the actual foot soldiers of the antinuclear movement The book was ven published before the now defunct Iran nuclear deal which seems a shame Would have really
liked for thatfor that have been placed in this perspective specially because 5 years later it seems like all of Obama s work has been undone or certainly not aggressive nough to reduce the threat of nuclear war I feel we live under today Where is the antinuclear movement now. Heir nuclear weapons in the SaharaBy xpanding traditional research in the history of the nuclear disarmament movement to look AT BLACK LIBERALS CLERGY ARTISTS MUSICIANS black liberals clergy artists musicians 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 ye 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.
Vincent Intondi Ê 4 reviewThe central and critical theme throughout this read is that colonialism the Black Freedom Movement and throughout this read is that colonialism the Black Freedom Movement and weapons of mass destruction are somehow linked as the sub title
of the book suggests The author takes a look from 1945 to the present and how thethe book suggests The author takes a look from 1945 to the present and how the of two 35 stars I feel like he made the clear connection between the anti nuclear weapons anti colonialism and civil rights movements and all of the complexities turfiness and often failed attempts at coordination between these groups I appreciated that this book presented
An Illuminating View At Theilluminating view at the who were speaking about intersectional issues long before int. 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 uality Intondi shows that from Ersectionality ven the word Itself Became A Thing became a thing rarely hear about Dr Martin Luther King Jrs stance on nuclear weapons and certainly never hear about Coretta Scott King s legacy in this space but it s always refreshing to learn that these civil rights leaders we have long celebrated are multifaceted than we often acknowledge in history books and through memes on social media Mostly I was disappointed with the nding possibly because this was published before the nd of Obama s term in office The last chapter about Obama had nothing about the domestic anti nuclear or civil rights movements and how they supported or The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online even viewed. Arly on blacks in America saw the use of atomic bombs as a racial issue asking why suchnormous 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 US 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 US obtained uranium from the Belgian controlled Congo and the French tested