The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America’s Shining Women

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The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America’s Shining Women

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How a generation of working women fought for justice.

At the beginning of the 20th century, working-class women joined the glamorous radium-dial industry, eager to make the best wages of the day. But when these women began to experience mysterious illnesses and painful deaths, they never guessed that their dazzling new profession might be to blame. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn how the leaders of the industry misled its most vulnerable employees and knowingly put them at risk.

Citiți acest Snapshot dacă:

  • Are interested in American labor history
  • Have curiosities about the legacies of female employment and female advocacy
  • Care about the marginalized narratives of working women
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