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The Resource The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice, Kate Moore

The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice, Kate Moore

Label
The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice
Title
The radium girls
Title remainder
they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice
Statement of responsibility
Kate Moore
Title variation
radium girls
Title variation remainder
the dark story of Americas shining women
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ordinary women in 1920s America. All they wanted was the chance to shine. Be careful what you wish for. 'The first thing we asked was, "Does this stuff hurt you?" And they said, "No." The company said that it wasn't dangerous, that we didn't need to be afraid.' 1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive - their work - was in fact slowly killing them: they had been poisoned by the radium paint. Yet their employers denied all responsibility. And so, in the face of unimaginable suffering - in the face of death - these courageous women refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice. Drawing on previously unpublished sources - including diaries, letters and court transcripts, as well as original interviews with the women's relatives - The Radium Girls is an intimate narrative account of an unforgettable true story. It is the powerful tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar
Summary
Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563254
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Moore, Kate
Dewey number
363.119681114
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
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980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watch dial painters
  • Radium paint
  • Consumers' leagues
  • Industrial hygiene
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the dark story of America's shining women
Label
The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice, Kate Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Knowledge -- pt. Two Power -- pt. Three Justice
Control code
000057688769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 465 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471153877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)952546421
Label
The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice, Kate Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Knowledge -- pt. Two Power -- pt. Three Justice
Control code
000057688769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 465 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471153877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)952546421

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