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The Radium Girls : The Dark Story Of America's Shining Women (2017, original release: 2017)
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Call Number MARKETPLACE/363.179908/MOORE,K


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Published: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2017] ©2017
Description:  xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781492649359, 149264935X,
Language:  English


"Originally published as: The Radium Girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice, in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso

Includes reading group guide, pages [409]-410

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

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The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls is a tragic and true story that unfolded for decades. In the early 1900's radium was touted as a curative and elixirs were sold over the counter to those who could afford it. Another lucrative business developed when a scientist created a radium paint formula used extensively for glow-in-the-dark watch and aircraft dials. The young women hired to paint these dials were instructed to use the unusual technique of lip-pointing to paint the watch dials causing them to ingest this toxic ingredient. Once the companies learned of the harmful effects, little to nothing was done to protect its female workers. This began the next chapter as the women banded together to battle their former employers in court to fight for worker rights and against injustice and corporate greed.

In her research, author Kate Moore walked the same streets as the women to inhabit their lives and to better portray a sense of who these women were. She delved deep into library and newspaper archives to bring us a book that humanized these workers. We learn their names and something of their daily routine; how, despite their suffering and subjugation to corporate and legal battles, their character persevered.

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