Atomic Talks: Social Experiments

Every week discussion posts on this year's community read will be uploaded so that members of the community can interact in a digital space! A full list of these questions can be found on the publishers site. This week we talk about social expirments :

6. Although the Clinton Engineer Works was, in many ways, a tightly controlled social experiment, the military didn’t account for women’s impact on the community: “a sense of permanence. Social connectivity. Home.” (page 135) Consider the various ways that the women of Oak Ridge tried to make themselves at home. Which of their efforts succeeded, and which failed? Why were some women so successful at making Oak Ridge home while others were not, were depressed, looked forward to leaving? 

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