Micki McElya

Micki McElya is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America and of The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery, which won the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and the Sharon Harris Award and was a finalist for the Jefferson Davis Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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Cover: The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National CemeteryThe Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National CemeteryMcElya, MickiPAPERBACK05/13/2019$17.95
Cover: The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National CemeteryThe Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National CemeteryMcElya, MickiHARDCOVER08/15/2016$29.95
Cover: Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century AmericaClinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century AmericaMcElya, MickiHARDCOVER10/31/2007$29.50
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane