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

Moore, Kate. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library HD 6067.2 .U5 M66 2017 30775305514003 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781492649359
  • ISBN: 149264935X
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2017]

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General Note: "Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso.
Includes reading group guide (pages 409-410).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-467) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Watch dial painters Diseases United States History
Radium paint Toxicology
Industrial hygiene United States History 20th century
Women employees Diseases United States
Consumers' leagues United States History
World War, 1914-1918 Women United States
World War, 1914-1918 War work United States
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