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

Key insights from Kate Moore's

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

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Length: 9 minutes
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.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • 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
What is a Snapshot?Learn More
The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America’s Shining Women

Book Actions

Start Reading

Book Information

Key insights from Kate Moore's

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

Ratings:
Length: 9 minutes
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.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • 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
What is a Snapshot?Learn More