History

History

This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
Women going to work at the Y-12 Plant at Oak Ridge

Women and the Bomb

Women played a very important role in varying aspects of the Manhattan Project.
The Pajarito Plateau

World War II and New Mexico

World War II was a formative period in the history of New Mexico.
Lewis Strauss

ZORC Conspiracy

Lewis Strauss led a far-reaching campaign to defame and discredit Oppenheimer prior to the revocation of his security clearance.

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