Reckoning with Apocalypse
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/01/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20864
A review of Jacqueline Foertsch's book, "Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America" on issues of race within the anti-war movement.
The Antiwar Movement has become noticeably more diverse since the Iraq War, and many communities cry out "no justice, no peace" as they respond to incidents of police violence against people of color. Yet there is still a dearth of scholarship that examines the links between racial equality and peace issues, broadly defined.
In this context, Jacqueline Foertsch's Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America offers a welcome look at a historical moment in which these issues were often inseparable.