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

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

by Jeffrey Copeland
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Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist by Jeffrey Copeland

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.

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BN ID: 2940013955806
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 02/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jeffrey Copeland is Professor and Head of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches children's and young adult literature courses and English Education. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Speaking of Poets and Young Adult Literature: A Contemporary Reader and, most recently, Inman’s War: A Soldier’s Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII and Olivia's Story: The Conspiracy of Heroes behind Shelley v. Kraemer. A native St. Louisan, he lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be great to have all generations read this and realize what work conditions were like before the unions were organized, since many politicians would like to get rid of the unions. People worked hard and risked their lives to form the unions. It would be sad to see our country go backward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago