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JAPN 242: Contested History: Additional Primary Source Websites

Primary Sources Specific to the Atomic Bomb and Japan

PBS American Experience: Victory in the Pacific
includes first hand accounts - DVD available in the Library; Call Number W22 0018

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II
Primary Sources from the National Security Archive

Truman Presidential Library: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
Includes primary documents, photographs, and oral histories.

The Atomic Bomb and the Nuclear Age: Primary Source Set
from the Digital Public Library of America

Voice of Hibakusha
Eye-witness accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima, from the video HIROSHIMA WITNESS produced by Hiroshima Peace Cultural Center and NHK. Smithsonian Exhibit Controversy
From the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Side-by-side comparisons of the first draft and final draft of the exhibit script, and historical documents on the "Decision to Drop the Bomb."

American Historical Association: Historians Protest New Enola Gay Exhibit
Debbie Ann Doyle, associate at the Association

JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
Hosted at University of California

Primary Sources on the Web


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