Flesh and blood so cheap: the Triangle fire and its legacy

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2011.
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IL: MG - BL: 7.4 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
1000L
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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001.But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today.With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America's defining tragedies.
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ISBN:
9780375868894
9780307976604
037596889
9780375968891
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 7.4, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1000L
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display_description On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001.
But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today.
With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America's defining tragedies.
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subject_facet Clothing factories -- New York (State) -- New York -- Safety measures -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Industrial safety -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century, JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Other, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Juvenile literature, Triangle Shirtwaist Company -- Fire, 1911 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Flesh and blood so cheap : the Triangle fire and its legacy
title_full Flesh and Blood So Cheap The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, Flesh and blood so cheap : the Triangle fire and its legacy / Albert Marrin
title_short Flesh and blood so cheap :
title_sub the Triangle fire and its legacy
topic_facet Clothing factories, Fire, 1911, Geography, History, Industrial safety, JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Other, Juvenile Nonfiction, Safety measures, Sociology