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At work in the atomic city : a labor and social history of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Author: Russell B Olwell
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the ongoing debates over workers' rights at Oak Ridge - notably the controversy surrounding the new federal program intended to compensate workers and their families for injuries sustained on the job." "Drawing on extensive research into oral history collections, transcripts of government proceedings, and other primary sources, At Work in the Atomic City is the first detailed account of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell B Olwell
ISBN: 1572333243 9781572333246 9781572336445 1572336447 9781572336445 1572336447
OCLC Number: 54753493
Description: ix, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The birth of Oak Ridge --
Recruiting workers --
Who controls the job site? : construction and skilled trade workers --
The world of work --
"Could be eaten without harm": scientists, physicians, and worker health and safety --
The end of the War and the transformation of community, 1945-1948 --
Postwar labor organizing and the transformation of community --
Victory in the community, stalemate at the bargaining table: unions 1947-1954 --
Postwar occupational health and safety problems --
The reckoning: long-term health and environmental effects.
Responsibility: Russell B. Olwell.
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