Unit III: The Bomb
Key Concepts: Nation, Violence, American Exceptionalism, transnationalism
Monday, September 27
Topic: Writing the Unimaginable I: John Hersey, Hiroshima, and New Journalism
Assignment: John Hersey’s Hiroshima (1946). Read chapters 1-3.
Wednesday, September 29
Topic: Writing the Unimaginable II: The Writing of Japanese Survivors
Assignment: Tamaki Hara, Summer Flowers (1947)
Monday, October 2 - No Class, Fall Break
Wednesday, October 4 - Thinking Ahead to Final Projects
Please refer to the Foodways section for reading assignments.
Monday, October 9
Topic: Learning to Live with the Bomb I: Mushroom Clouds
Wednesday, October 11
Topic: Learning to Live with the Bomb II: Country Music and Civil Defense Drills