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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
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
Awards note
2019 Lincoln Award Nominee
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Kate
Dewey number
363.17/990820973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6067.2.U6
LC item number
M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WN 610
NLM item number
M822r 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States Radium Corporation
  • Watch dial painters
  • Radium paint
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Women employees
  • Consumers' leagues
  • Employers' liability
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Radium
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Women's Health
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. 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
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)956341099
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore
Publication
Copyright
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
List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. 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
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)956341099

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