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Gunpowder Girls : True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies (Hardcover) (Tanya Anderson)

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A Junior Library Guild Selection.With thousands of men off fighting in the Civil War, the government hired women and girls--some as young as ten--to make millions of rounds of ammunition. Poor immigrant girls and widows paid the price for carelessness at three major arsenals. Many of these workers were killed, blown up and burned beyond recognition. As Steve Sheinkin did with The Port Chicago 50, Tanya Anderson in Gunpowder Girls tells an amazing war story that finally gives its subjects their due. Hidden history comes alive through primary-source research and page-turning narrative.Gunpowder Girls is a story of child labor and immigrant hopes and the cruel, endless demands of an all-consuming war.
Number of Pages: 157
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History, Women
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Itasca Books
Author: Tanya Anderson
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 51701950
UPC: 9780966925876
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-9235
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