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Barcode30540000816968
TitleThe radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore.
AuthorMoore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.
Call No363.17 MOO
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction 300s
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781492649359
International Standard Book Number 149264935X
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 363.17/990820973 23
Personal Name Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.
Title Statement The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2017]
Physical Description xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
General Note 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 Added Entry - Topical Term BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Watch dial painters Diseases History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Radium paint Toxicology.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Consumers' leagues History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Industrial hygiene History 20th century. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1914-1918 Women United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1914-1918 War work United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY / Military / World War I. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY / Women. bisacsh