Everything you need to understand or teach The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.
Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women is a nonfiction historical account of the lives and legal struggles of female dial-painters in New Jersey and Illinois. Set in the early 20th-century, the responsibility to find beneficial medical care and legal justice against their respective companies fell largely to the women and their families. The legal fights against the United States Radium Corporation and Radium Dial highlighted the American divide between compassion and financial greed. The book deals with themes of female networks, authority, corporate greed, compassion, and justice.