America in the Nuclear Age

Black and white photo of Glenn T. Seaborg in front of the periodic table of elements.

Glenn T. Seaborg, discoverer of plutonium and Chairman of the AEC, 1961 to 1971. (Image courtesy of the U.S. DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments site.)


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Fall 2000



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This course examines the American experience at home and abroad from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Cold War. Topics include: America's role as global superpower, foreign and domestic anticommunism, social movements of left and right, suburbanization, and popular culture.

Meg Jacobs. 21H.131 America in the Nuclear Age, Fall 2000. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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