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The Resource The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore

Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
Title
The radium girls
Title remainder
the dark story of America's shining women
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
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind
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.
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10563254
Cataloging source
DLC
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Moore, Kate
Dewey number
363.17/990820973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6067.2.U6
LC item number
M66 2017
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980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Watch dial painters
  • Radium paint
  • Consumers' leagues
  • Industrial hygiene
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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the dark story of America's shining women
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso
  • Includes reading group guide, pages [409]-410
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Knowledge -- Pt. 2. Power -- Pt. 3. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript
Control code
ocn956341099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781492649359
Lccn
2016040681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956341099
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso
  • Includes reading group guide, pages [409]-410
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Knowledge -- Pt. 2. Power -- Pt. 3. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript
Control code
ocn956341099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781492649359
Lccn
2016040681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956341099

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