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The Triangle Fire

The Triangle Fire

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by Leon Stein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801477077

ISBN-13: 9780801477072

Pub. Date: 02/17/2011

Publisher: Cornell University Press

March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. A work of history relevant for all those who continue the fight for workers' rights and safety, this edition of Leon Stein's classic account of the fire features a substantial new foreword by the labor journalist Michael Hirsch, as well as a

Overview

March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. A work of history relevant for all those who continue the fight for workers' rights and safety, this edition of Leon Stein's classic account of the fire features a substantial new foreword by the labor journalist Michael Hirsch, as well as a new appendix listing all of the victims' names, for the first time, along with addresses at the time of their death and locations of their final resting places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801477072
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Edition description:
Centennial Edition, with a New Foreword and Appendix
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,211,687
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Centennial Edition
By Michael Hirsch

Introduction to the 2001 Cornell Edition:
"Who Will Protect the Working Girl?"
By William Greider

Part I
1. Fire
2. Trap
3. Eighth
4. Tenth
5. Ninth
6. Escape
7. Night
8. Day
9. Morgue

Part II
10. Guilt
11. Help
12. Protest
13. Dirge
14. Shirtwaist
15. Protection
16. Justice
17. Phoenix
18. Fire

Postscript
Index

New to the Centennial Edition: Triangle Fire Victims
Compiled by Michael Hirsch
This is the definitive list of the people who died in the Triangle Fire, and includes their likely age and address at the time of their death, sex, birth country, religion, and final resting place.

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The Triangle Fire 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leon Stein is a marvelous story-teller, who in THE TRIANGLE FIRE, shows incredible restraint. Given his pro-union, pro-labor background, you can almost hear him checking himself--holding back from screaming at an anti-labor era in America that caused so many needless deaths and injuries. Published on, roughly, the 50th anniversary of the disaster, Stein presents a story of young immigrant girls standing up against sweatshop atrocities, only to find themselves, in the case of the girls laboring at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, pushed further down. The account of the disaster is appropriately harrowing. William Greider's introduction, although occassionally heavy-handed, makes the reader wonder how much things have improved now that we are almost marking the 100th anniversary of that awful day. Also, it would be worthwhile to read this in conjunction with David von Driehle's superb 'Triangle: The Fire that Changed America'. Rocco Dormarunno, author of 'The Five Points'.
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