Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl Mcgill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist

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Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl Mcgill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist

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Set against a backdrop of murder, intrigue, and industrial labor conflict in the early twentieth century pearl button industry, Shell Games graphically portrays one of the most important battles in the fight for safe and humane working conditions. Filtered through the thoughts and emotions of Pearl McGill, a woman who stood heroically against the injustices destroying the lives of so many around her in the shops and factories, this conflict vividly comes to life and underscores many of the concerns contemporary workers still encounter. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

McGill, Pearl, Women labor union members -- Iowa -- Muscatine -- History; Women labor union members -- Iowa -- Muscatine -- History; Labor movement -- Iowa -- Muscatine -- History; Pearl button industry -- Iowa -- Muscatine -- History;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781557788993

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Paragon House

City

St. Paul, MN

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Comments

Jeffrey Scott Copeland (Editor)

Object Description

vii, 348 pages : ill., 23 cm

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl Mcgill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist

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