Historical Lenses and History’s ValueCreated by: James Cabrera
When a Good Man Goes to War Truman in uniform 1918Truman as President 1945
Three Historical Lenses•Political•Social •Economic
Political Lens•Conflicts in American government concerning the development and implementation of the atomic bomb•Justifications for the use of the atomic bomb•Reflections of the use of the atomic bomb
Social Lens •American view of the use of the atomic bomb•Japanese view of the use of the atomic bomb•How the atomic view impacted the world’s value of life PHOTO:Left to right — U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William H.P. Blandy, his wife, and Rear Admiral Frank J. Lowry cut a cake made in the shape of a mushroom cloud at a reception for Operation Crossroads (November 6, 1946).
Economic Lens•Economic impact of the atomic bomb in America•Economic impact of the use of the atomic bomb in Japan•Global economic impact after the use of the atomic bombWorkers attaching world's first atomic device to test tower