HIS 100 Theme 2: Secondary Source Analysis Worksheet Prompt : Fill in each of the fields below using information from a secondary source of your choice. Be sure to include specific examples (page numbers, etc.). Full APA citation: Walker, J. S. (2005). Recent Literature on Truman’s Atomic Bomb Decision: A Search for Middle Ground. Diplomatic History , 29 (2), 311–334. - 7709.2005.00476.x Identify author and describe potential biases. J. Samuel Walker was an American historian and author based in Maryland. He was most notable for his research and writing on the nuclear age, both weaponry and atomic energy. Although he was affiliated with the government he was unbiased when it came to the reasons whether or not the bomb should have been used. Identify thesis and arguments. The debate over the atomic bomb recurrently featured doctrinaire arguments at both ends of the spectrum that all too often advanced their points more with strong assertion than with strong evidence.
- Fall '16
- History, World War II, Nuclear weapon, James F. Byrnes