Answer: The worldwide economic depression had hit the country especially hard, and millions of people were out of work. In January 1933 Hitler was appointed chancellor, the head of the German government, and many Germans believed that they had found a savior for their nation.
People could buy land in the Northwest Territory from the federal government, and could use credit for part of the purchase. However, one must buy at least 320 acres of land with a price of about $2 an acre.
An important question then, with respect to scientific change, regards how “science” is constructed out of scientists, and which unit of analysis – the individual scientist or the community—is the proper one for understanding the dynamic of scientific change?