Why Einstein Became Famous in America

  title={Why Einstein Became Famous in America},
  author={Marshall Missner},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  pages={267 - 291}
An attempt is made to explain why Einstein became a celebrity in America in 1919-21. The initial factor was the sudden great interest in the theory of relativity that developed because of the dramatic way it was announced as being confirmed, and because of the phrases that happened to be associated with it. These phrases were particularly suited to generate interest in America, which at that time was especially xenophobic, suspicious of science, fearful of domination, but also greatly concerned… 
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