AUTHORDes Jardins, Julie
CHAPTER TITLEThose Science Made Invisible: Finding the Women of the Manhattan Project
PAGE NUMBERS130-156
BOOK EDITORDes Jardins, Julie, Ed.
BOOK TITLEThe Madam Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science
PUBLISHERThe Feminist Press
CITYNew York, NY 10016
DATE PUBLISHED2010
ISBN978-1-55861-613-4


This chapter provides analysis of the different roles played by women in the Manhattan Project. The author, a historian particularly interested in women's issues, documents the contributions of women scientists, technicians, and plant workers in the male-dominated environments of the Project. She also provides detailed descriptions of women’s roles in domestic and societal life at Project sites such as Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Hanford. The engaging portraits of individual women include laboratory scientists and technicians, operators in plants producing materials for the bomb, and the wives of scientists and others involved in the Project.


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