The Truman Library has a collection of primary source documents detailed the discussions leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Cartoon from News of the World 22nd July, 1945
|America's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan (Joseph H Paulin, Louisiana State University, 2007)|
|Hiroshima bomb may have carried hidden agenda [magazine article] (Rob Edwards, New Scientist, 2005)|
|History of WW2: atomic bomb (History, A&E Television Networks, 2014)|
|National sovereignty and collective security: Japan surrenders (History 20, Saskatoon Public School Division)|
|National sovereignty and collective security: The Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima and Nagasaki (History 20, Saskatoon Public School Division)|
|President Truman: using atomic bombs against Japan, 1945 (Digital History, University of Houston, 2014)|
|The atomic bomb (Asia for Educators, Columbia University, 2009)|
|The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Christopher Hamner, Teaching History)|
|The decision to drop the bomb (Nuclear Files: Project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)|
|The decision to drop the Bomb (Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia)|
|The decision to use the atomic bomb (February 1947) by Henry Stimson (Primary Source Document with Questions, Asia for Educators, Columbia University, 2009)|
|The real reason America used nuclear weapons against Japan. It was not to end the war or save lives. (Washington's Blog, Global Research, 2013)|
|Understanding the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Nathan Donohue, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2015)|
|Was the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki taken less to end the war with Japan than to frighten the Soviet Union? (Cherry-Lynne Hopley, Academia, 2013)|
|Was the dropping of the atomic bombs necessary? (Japan Today, 2010)|
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