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Hist 285 - Technology in Historical Perspective Department of History and Politics, Drexel University Prof. Lloyd Ackert (lta24@drexel.edu) Lecture 8: “The Means of Destruction” I. Introduction A. From profit-making capitalism to Pentagon capitalism B. The military-industrial complex II. A War of Innovation A. Mass production B. Trench warfare C. Germany’s Four Year Plan (1936-1940) D. Blitzkrieg III. Atomic energy A. WWII “The Physicists’ War “Physicists’ fable” B. Germany’s anti-Semitism
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C. Manhattan Project 1. Universities: Columbia, Berkeley, Chicago 2. Enrico Fermi, 1942 3. Robert Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, NM 4. Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard’s 1939 Letter 5. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD)
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