AUTHORJohnson, Charles W. / Jackson, Charles O.
TITLECity Behind a Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee 1942-1946
PUBLISHERUniversity of Tennessee Press
CITYKnoxville, TN

This book chronicles the nature of daily life in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the principal sites used in the construction of atomic bombs during World War II. The authors explain how many of the inhabitants had no idea what was occurring in the facility, and that they spent much of the war cut off from the outside world. They also analyze the lives of the people who lived and worked in that distinctive setting. Focusing on the problems of housing, segregation, education, recreation, interaction with surrounding communities, and the extreme security measures, the authors illustrate the trials and triumphs of members of the Oak Ridge community.

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