The Port Chicago 50 disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
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Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2014].
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Playaway
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Unabridged.
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1 audio media player (approximately 4 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781467666503, 1467666505
Reading Level
UG
Level 6.7, 6 Points
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950

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"LIGHT."
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"Listening Library"--Container.
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"HD."
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Previously released by Random House LLC, ℗2014.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Description
In San Francisco Bay there was a United States Navy base called Port Chicago. During World War II, it was a busy port where young sailors loaded bombs and ammunition into ships bound for American troops in the Pacific. Like the entire Navy, Port Chicago was strictly segregated. All the officers giving orders were white; all the men loading bombs were black. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked Port Chicago, killing 320 servicemen and injuring hundreds more. Surviving black sailors were taken to a nearby base and ordered to return to the same exact work. More than 200 of the men refused unless the unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. The sailors called it standing up for justice. The Navy called it mutiny and threatened that anyone not immediately returning to work would face the firing squad. Most of the men agreed to back down. Fifty did not. This is a dramatic story of prejudice in America's armed forces during World War II, and a provocative look at a controversial group of young sailors who took a stand that helped change the course of history.
Awards
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist, 2015

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sheinkin, S., & Hoffman, D. (2014). The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights (Unabridged.). Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sheinkin, Steve and Dominic, Hoffman. 2014. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sheinkin, Steve and Dominic, Hoffman. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sheinkin, Steve,, and Dominic Hoffman. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Unabridged., Findaway World, LLC, 2014.

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