The First Atomic Age

Scientists, Radiations, and the American Public, 1895–1945

  • Authors
  • Matthew Lavine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Matthew Lavine
    Pages 1-23
  3. Matthew Lavine
    Pages 25-87
  4. Matthew Lavine
    Pages 89-144
  5. Matthew Lavine
    Pages 145-181
  6. Matthew Lavine
    Pages 183-207
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-247

About this book


At the close of the 19th century, strange new forms of energy arrested the American public's attention in ways that no scientific discovery ever had before. This groundbreaking cultural history tells the story of the first nuclear culture, one whose lasting effects would be seen in the familiar "atomic age" of the post-war twentieth century.


attention Backlash cultural history culture democratization energy

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