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Mar 31

ATOMIC CITY: NEW GOVERNMENT JOBS IN BAD ECONOMIC TIMES

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ATOMIC CITY—REVIEWED BY MOMZINGA.COM AKA KATE JOHNS

Imagine living in a country where propaganda reigns supreme, where the president has been at the helm for 12 years. Imagine leaving home at the age of 18 to take a long train ride across the country; away from your family, your friends, everything you know to go work at an unknown location to make money in bad economic times.

PROPAGANDA REIGNS SUPREME!

Imagine still the government telling citizens they must do without to eventually have more freedom. Imagine all the young able-bodied men forced to go to war in a foreign country while most of the people left in the country are women. Women who are told daily to give up more, and to work jobs as “Rosie the Riveter.” Think of being shipped to a town you never heard of, filled with mud, huts to live in, and massive factories to work in.

This really happened in 1942, American people already lived through what is known as World War II. Hitler adorned the front of Time Magazine in 1938, as Man of the Year, while shipping people off to die.

READS LIKE A SCI FI MOVIE

The Girls of Atomic City reads like a science fiction book rather than a history book. Atomic City is so interesting, I was riveted throughout the entire book;(pun intended.) It also read like the script for an action adventure movie.

Atomic City is the story of how thousands of women were shipped to Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II to build nuclear bombs. Only everyone who is sent to this area to help build bombs are not told anything. They are only given enough information to do the job in front of them. They were paid decent wages, (79 cents an hour). MOMZINGA.COM

GREAT BOOK!

The early 1940’s were a time of extreme innocence, and strong patriotism. People were told by the American government to give essential every day items up like meat, clothing, shoes, panty hose, housing, etc.

Older teens, and young adult girls were recruited to go to Tennessee to work ‘new government jobs.’ They lived in small dorm-like rooms with many other women. They had to pay for housing, their food, all of their clothing. Many girls had to send money home. Copyright (c)2014! MOMZINGA.COM

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