The Radium Girls By Kate Moore

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is a powerful and disturbing work of history that sheds light on a dark chapter in America’s past. The book focuses on the lives of young women who worked in radium-dial factories during the early 20th century. Here’s a concise summary:

In the wake of World War I, radium was hailed as a wonder substance. From body lotion to tonic water, it was everywhere, promising beauty and health. Hundreds of girls toiled in radium-dial factories, their bodies covered in the glittering chemical. These “shining girls” had coveted jobs, but they began to fall mysteriously ill. Despite their suffering, the factories ignored their claims of gruesome side effects.

The Radium Girls By Kate Moore Book Info:

  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Published: May 2, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781492649359
  • Pages: 540
  • Size: 5.88

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