Nuclear Ghosts and the Atomic Landscape of the American South

Authors

  • Caroline Peyton University of South Carolina, USA

Abstract

“Nuclear Ghosts” explores the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s failed nuclear power project in rural Tennessee, the enviro-technological controversy the plant generated, and why nuclear power was seen as a threat not only to lives but also a way of life, one intimately connected to the American South’s culture and environment.

Author Biography

Caroline Peyton, University of South Carolina, USA

Caroline Peyton is a PhD candidate in history at the University of South Carolina; she is currently finishing her dissertation entitled “Radioactive Dixie: A History of Nuclear Power and Nuclear Waste in the US South, 1950–1990.”

 

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Published

2018-11-15

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