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Title:
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire : flames of labor reform
Author:
Houle, Michelle M.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the 1911 fire that killed 146 New York garment factory workers, the conditions that led up to it, and some of the legislation that came about to prevent the occurrence of similar disasters.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 61317.
ISBN:
9780766017856
Format :
Book

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An industrial fire occurred at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory that left 146 factory workers dead. Author Michelle Houle recalls the events leading up to this tragic fire and how the tragedy impacted the national labor reform movement.


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Gr 4-6-On March 25, 1911, it took about half an hour for a fire to start, spread, kill 146 people, and be extinguished. Lasting labor reform came about because of this disaster. Readers are exposed to the dreadful and, by today's standards, underhanded and illegal working conditions of immigrants (here, mostly women). The short chapters are enlivened with period photographs, including a horrific view of the bodies of women who had leaped to their deaths to escape the flames. Although the text is easy to read, the horror is not sugarcoated.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.