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The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, Steve Sheinkin

Label
The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
Title
The Port Chicago 50
Title remainder
disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Steve Sheinkin
Title variation
Port Chicago fifty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is the story of the p rejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights
Summary
Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2015
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2014.
  • Carter G. Woodson Book Awards: Secondary Level, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Nonfiction, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276622
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sheinkin, Steve
Dewey number
940.54/5308996073079463
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.N4
LC item number
S44 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944
  • Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944
  • United States
  • African American sailors
  • African Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944
  • Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944
  • United States
  • African American sailors
  • African Americans
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
Label
The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, Steve Sheinkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes
Control code
2013013452
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781596437968
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013013452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, Steve Sheinkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes
Control code
2013013452
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781596437968
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013013452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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