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The Advent of the Atomic Bomb

A Twitter play project was a key component of this online course taught by professor Karen Harpp.
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Students and alumni used Twitter to re-tell the story of the creation and deployment of the atomic bomb in “real” time. Read more about the course here, and see the tweets below.


Our goals are to grasp the complexity of the process and the interconnectedness of the players involved in the Manhattan Project and the deployment of the bombs, using this (very experimental!) role-playing exercise. In the process, we will explore the wide range of lenses through which to view this important historic period.