Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist
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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Review: Shell Games The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor ActivistUser Review - Angela - Goodreads
I wanted to love this book. I really really did. I love the historical perspective and a study on a woman of significance from my Iowa small-town. But the telling was difficult. Maybe it would've been ... Read full review
Review: Shell Games The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor ActivistUser Review - Ann Hein - Goodreads
Fascinating "literary nonfiction" about unionizing the button factories of Iowa and the young woman who worked in the factory and then became an activist. Read full review