The Fire That Changed America

Book - 2003
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"Called ""a riveting history written with flair and precision"" by Bob Woodward, Triangle is the dramatic story of the fire that broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City in 1911. Within minutes the flames spread to consume the building's upper three stories. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. The final toll was 146 people-123 of them women. It chronicles in harrowing detail the fire and gives an insightful look at how this tragedy transformed politics and gave rise to urban liberalism."
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780871138743
Branch Call Number: 974.71041 Von
Characteristics: 340 p. : ill


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Feb 25, 2014

Amazing account of what it was like to be a women factory worker in America.

The tragedy of a fire and the death of innocence.

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