Explains the circumstances that led to the tragic 1911 garment factory fire that killed 146 people, examines the role of unions and reformers, and details how public opinion eventually forced state governments to legislate for safe working conditions.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.
|Statement||Adam R. Schaefer.|
|Series||Landmark events in American history|
|LC Classifications||F128.5 .S34 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||48 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN 10||0836853830, 083685411X|
|LC Control Number||2003047946|
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (Disasters in History) by Jessica Gunderson, Charles Barnett III, et al. | Sep 1, out of 5 stars 5. Exactly 79 years to the day after the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, another tragic fire occurred in New York City. The blaze, at the Happy . Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: 7 Books To Remember The th Anniversary. One hundred years ago today, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire killed people who were either trapped or leapt to their death to escape the flames. The fire started at the end of the work day and as mostly immigrant garment workers tried to escape, their way was blocked by a. For a non-fiction book that is not "fictionalized", Triangle: The Fire That Changed America is an engaging account of the events before, during and after the tragic Ma fire in the Triangle Waist Factory in New York City. (A "waist" was a lady's blouse.)4/5.
In all, workers, most of them immigrant young women and girls, perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. For 90 years it stood as New York's . "Sure to become the definitive account of the fire Triangle is social history at its best, a magnificent portrayal not only of the catastrophe but also of the time and the turbulent city in which it took place." --The New York Times Book Review Triangle is a poignantly detailed account of the disaster that horrified the country and changed the course of twentieth-century /5(4). Contains a collection of resources held by the Cornell University Library on the Triangle fire of , including primary texts, some photographs, and oral histories. Also includes selected information on sweatshop conditions and investigations and reforms following the fire. Originally designed to provide a resource to assist students in the writing of class papers. Recalls the tragedy, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, that killed people and explains how this disaster led to reforms that protected the health and safety of American workers.
A throwaway cigarette landed on a pile of cloth. workers died from the resulting fire. But this tragedy motivated citizens and politicians to . The Ma Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was one of the deadliest workplace catastrophes in U.S. history, claiming the lives of workers, most of them women immigrants in their teens and. David Von Drehle's Triangle: The Fire that Changed America is an account of the fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in which young female . At the time of the fire, the Triangle shirtwaist factory was the largest manufacturer of women's shirtwaists (today known as blouses) in the country. Occupying the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of a ten-story building on Washington Place in Greenwich Village, the factory boasted more than employees and churned out more than $1 million.