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HIS 100 Theme 3: Historical Context ChartPrompt: 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 Kitand 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 websiteto help you formulate your thoughts on the historical context of your articles.Historical ContextArticle CitationHistorical Context of Publication DateImpact of Historical Context on Author’s ThesisMalloy, S. L. (2012). ‘A very pleasant way to die’: Radiation effects and the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Diplomatic History, 36(3), 515–545. Retrieved from u/login?url=host.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=a9h&AN=74547716&site=ehost-live&scope=site Based on the year that Malloy had written this article in 2012 andreading his reflections from his own research I feel that Malloy was able to gather more contexts to support his thesis because there were more articles and documented information regarding the radiation effects after the bombings. Since the event had taken place in 1946 that had allowed more time for new research, more documentation, and primary sources to develop.

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