The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
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The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights

By Sheinkin, Steve, author.
Roaring Brook Press, publisher.

Genre History.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

Published 2014 by Roaring Brook Press, New York

ISBN 9781596437968

Bib Id 1688860

Edition First edtion.

Description 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Leader
04691cam a2200805 i 4500
LCCN
2013-013452
ISBN
9781596437968 (hbk.) : $20.00
9780605795303 (permabound)
0605795304
1596437960
9781250073495 paperback $13.00
Call #
940.5453 S
Title
The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
Varying Form of Title
Port Chicago fifty
Edition
First edtion.
Publication Information
2014 by Roaring Brook Press, New York :
Description
200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes.
Summary
Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.
Awards
Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction finalist, 2015.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner, 2014. Please see this link for futher information: http://www.hbook.com/2014/05/news/boston-globe-horn-book-awards/2014-boston-globe-horn-book-awards-excellence-childrens-literature/#_
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History.
Juvenile works

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