Widespread military enlistment during World War II left a vacuum in the American industrial labor force. MIT's hiring trends during this period reflected the country's. Between 1940 and 1945, the Institute increased recruitment of black and women research staff at the Radiation Laboratory and other wartime emergency units.
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