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Gunpowder Girls - The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies-logo

Gunpowder Girls - The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies

Tanya Anderson

In the Civil War, the government hired women and girls—some as young as nine—to make millions of rounds of ammunition. They worked 72-hour weeks with little training. 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. Gunpowder Girls is a story of child labor and immigrant hopes and the cruel, endless demands of an all-consuming war. A Junior Library Guild selection.

In the Civil War, the government hired women and girls—some as young as nine—to make millions of rounds of ammunition. They worked 72-hour weeks with little training. 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. Gunpowder Girls is a story of child labor and immigrant hopes and the cruel, endless demands of an all-consuming war. A Junior Library Guild selection.
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In the Civil War, the government hired women and girls—some as young as nine—to make millions of rounds of ammunition. They worked 72-hour weeks with little training. 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. Gunpowder Girls is a story of child labor and immigrant hopes and the cruel, endless demands of an all-consuming war. A Junior Library Guild selection.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carrie Olsen

Length:

2h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:03:56