5-3-1 Activity - Historical Context Chart - Germaine Fahie.docx - HIS 100 Theme 3 Historical Context Chart Prompt Historiography is the practice of

5-3-1 Activity - Historical Context Chart - Germaine Fahie.docx

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HIS 100 Theme 3: Historical Context Chart Prompt : Historiography is the practice of analyzing how the historical context of a time influences how historians write about and interpret historical events. First, choose three secondary sources from your selected topic in the Research Kit and copy and paste the full citation of each article into the Article Citation field. Next, explain in the chart below how you think the historical context of the time when these articles were written may have impacted the authors’ interpretations of the events. You are encouraged to check out this website to help you formulate your thoughts on the historical context of your articles. Historical Context Article Citation Historical Context of Publication Date Impact of Historical Context on Author’s Thesis Alperovitz, G., Messer, R. L., & Bernstein, B. J. (1991). Marshall, Truman, and the decision to drop the bomb. International Security, 16(3), 204– 221. Retrieved from.snhu.edu/login? In this article, two out of the three authors (Alperovitz and Messer) are writing in response to an article that was previously written by Bernstein. It was stated by both authors that they found the key reason for the bomb being used had everything to do with Marshall’s and states decision. They both believed that he was wrong in his interpretation of the events. In his reply, Bernstein stated that the evidence that was used by Alperovitz and Messer had been misinterpreted and that the Soviet was a factor considered in the dropping of the bomb. He was of the belief that there would be possible tactical use of nuclear weaponry. With the differing views about the use of the atomic bomb it is not expected for persons to agree when discussing whether it was the right decision or not.
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