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Triangle : Fire That Changed America - 03 edition

Triangle : Fire That Changed America (ISBN10: 080214151X; ISBN13: 9780802141514)
ISBN13: 978-0802141514
ISBN10: 080214151X

Summary: On a beautiful spring day, March 25, 1911, workers were preparing to leave the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village when a fire started. Within minutes it consumed the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside. The final toll was 146--123 of them women. It was the worst disaster in New York City history until September 11, 2001. Harrowing yet compulsively readable, Triangle is bo ...show moreth a chronicle of the fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age. Waves of Jewish and Italian immigrants inundated New York in the early years of the century, filling its slums and supplying its garment factories with cheap, mostly female labor.

Protesting their Dickensian work conditions, forty thousand women bravely participated in a massive shirtwaist workers' strike that brought together an unlikely coalition of socialists, socialites, and suffragettes. Von Drehle orchestrates these events into a drama rich in suspense and filled with memorable characters. Most powerfully, he puts a human face on the men and women who died, and shows how the fire dramatically transformed politics and gave rise to urban liberalism. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
Published: 09/09/2004
International: No

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True account of the death of 146 young, immigrant, working women in a devastating first that ravaged the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village, New York, in March 1911, "the worst workplace ...show more disaster until 9/11." In 340 pages with 16 pages of period photographs. Trade paperback looks, feels, & smells just slightly less than new! Only flaw is former owner's name & address on first page. NO other writing, underlining, or highlighting; NOT ex-lib. Completely clean, appears unread. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books 2014. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by Noon (Pacific); else next day (except Sundays & holidays). ...show less
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