Fall 2023 History GU4569 section 001

American Nuclear History, 1940s-1960s

Amer. Nuclear Hist, 1940s

Call Number 13435
Day & Time
W 12:10pm-2:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Matthew Jones
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course looks at the role nuclear issues played in American history, politics and society from the instigation of the Manhattan project to the beginnings of arms control negotiations in the 1960s.  As well as looking at the political, diplomatic and moral issues raised by the development and possible use of nuclear weapons, the course will also cover the influence of nuclear fears on US culture, and the domestic political controversies and grass roots activism triggered by US nuclear policies, including in such areas as nuclear testing.  Classes will also feature discussion of contemporary documents from the period, as well as film clips.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 14 students (15 max) as of 8:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4569
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Please note: This is Matthew C. Jones (mcj2154)
Section key 20233HIST4569W001