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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ordinary women in 1920s America, all they wanted was the chance to shine. 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. The Radium Girls is a tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Kate
Dewey number
363.119681114
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6067.2.U6
LC item number
M66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watch dial painters
  • Radium paint
  • Consumers' leagues
  • Industrial hygiene
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice, Kate Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-455) 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
Knowledge -- Power -- Justice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 465 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471147579
Lccn
2016040681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn952546421
  • (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 (pages 405-455) 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
Knowledge -- Power -- Justice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 465 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471147579
Lccn
2016040681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn952546421
  • (OCoLC)952546421

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