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The radium girls [large print] : the dark story of America's shining women / Writer and editor Kate Moore.

Moore, Kate. (Author).
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Coldwater Branch LP 363.17 MOO (Text) 35401425054342 Large Print Available -
Coldwater Branch LP 363.17 MOO (Text) 35401425117271 Large Print Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432839031
  • ISBN: 1432839039
  • Physical Description: 729 p. (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print ed.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-726).
Formatted Contents Note:
List of key characters -- Knowledge -- Power -- 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.
Subject: United States Radium Corporation.
Watch dial painters > Diseases > United States > History.
Radium paint > Toxicology.
Consumers' leagues > United States > History.
Industrial hygiene > United States > History > 20th century.
Employers' liability > United States > Case studies.
World War, 1914-1918 > Women > United States.
World War, 1914-1918 > War work > United States.
Large type books.

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