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Secondary Sources

Baggot, Jim. (2010). The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949New York: Pegasus Books.

Bird, Kai, & Sherwin, Martin J. (2005).  American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.  New York: Vintage Books.

Bogle, Lori Lyn. (2001). The Cold War: Cold War Culture and Society New York: Taylor and Francis.

Boyer, Paul S. (1994). By the Bomb’s Early Light:  American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Clarfield, Gerard H. & Wiecek, William M. (1984).  Nuclear America: Military and Civilian Nuclear Power in the United States, 1940-1980.  New York: Harper & Row.

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Katz, Milton. (1986) Ban the Bomb: A History of SANE, the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1957-1985.  New York: Greenwood Press.

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Kelly, Cynthia C. (Ed.). (2007).  The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians.  New York: Black Dog & Leventhal.

Kleidman, Robert. (1993). Organizing for Peace: Neutrality, the Test Ban, and the Freeze. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Mariner, Rosemary B., & Piehler, G. Kurt. (2009) The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

McEnaney, Laura. (2000).  Civil Defense Begins At Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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Oakes, Guy.  (1994). The Imaginary War: Civil Defense and American Cold War Culture.  New York: Oxford University Press.

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Weart, Spencer R. (1988). Nuclear Fear: A History of Images. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Winkler, Allan M. (1993). Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Wittner, Lawrence S.  (1993). One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Wittner, Lawrence S. (1997).  Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Contemporary New York Times Articles

(1948, January 21). Atomic Pile Fission is Shown in Exhibit. New York Times.

(1948, July 19) Many To Take Part in Atomic Exhibition. New York Times.

(1952, May 13). Defense Exhibits Previewed Here. New York Times.

(1954, June 14). Civil Defense Test is at 10 A.M. Today. New York Times.

(1955, June 16). 31 Flouting Test Seized by Police. New York Times.

(1958, April 4). ‘Walk for Peace’ Marchers Arrive to Appeal to U.N. New York Times.

(1962, April 22). Peace Marchers Rally in Midtown. New York Times.

(1960, May 20). 5,000 March Here After Atom Rally. New York Times.

(1961, November 2). 300 Women Protest Here Against Nuclear Testing. New York Times.

(1978, May 28). Disarmament Rally Draws 10,000 at UN. New York Times.

(1980, October 24). Leaking Pipe Repaired At Indian Point 2 Reactor. New York Times.

Baldwin, Hanson W. (1955, January 7). First 2 Nike Nests Almost Ready In Supersonic City Defense Ring. New York Times.

Barron, James. (2011, December 14). S.I. Port Loses Its Linchpin, A Battleship. New York Times.

Broad, William J. (2007, October 30). Why They Called It the Manhattan Project. New York Times.

Clark, Alfred E. (1961, April 2). 3,500 Picket U.N., Seek A-Bomb Ban. New York Times

DePalma, Anthony. (1990, August 25). S.I. Port’s Fate Is Muddled by the Mideast Crisis. New York Times.

Lambert, Bruce. (1991, June 1). S.I. Home Port Fight Shifts to Its Closing. New York Times.

Laurence, William L. (1948, August 22). “Exhibit to Realize Alchemy’s Dream.” New York Times.

Lueck, Thomas. (1988, June 12). Disarmament Rally is Biggest Since 1982. New York Times

Lissner, Will. (1958, April 5). Plea to U.N. Balked After Week-Long March to City. New York Times.

McGeeham, Patrick. (2017, January 9). Cuomo Confirms Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant. New York Times

Mohr, Charles. (1964, January 7). Con Ed Withdraws Its Bid to Construct Atom Plant in City. New York Times.

Robinson, Douglas.  (1967, August 6). Antiwar Parade Held in Midtown. New York Times.

Santora, Marc. (2003, January 27). An Island of the Dead Fascinates the Living. New York Times.

Schmalz, Jeffrey. (1985, October 24). Justice Blocks Referendum on Base on S.I. New York Times.

Schmitt, Eric. (1993, June 26). Panel Votes to Close Staten Island Base; Spares New London. New York Times.

Weaver, Warren, Jr. (1963, December 10). Con Ed to Alter Reactor Plan; Tells A.E.C. of New Safeguard. New York Times.

Primary Sources

Committee on Un-American Activities, US House of Representatives. (1951, April 1). Report on the Communist “Peace” Offensive.

Hiroshima Day March flyer. (1965). Printed Ephemera Collection on Organizations, PE 036, Box 73,
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.


Norman Thomas Papers, New York Public Library, reel 62


Project East River. (1952, October). General Report: Part I of Project East River.

REPOhistory Archive; MSS 113; Box 12; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

SANE-Greater New York(1958, August). SANE-Greater New York, 1:3.



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By Catherine Falzone, 2012. Adapted from Nuclear New York archive with permission.

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