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The Triangle Fire, Centennial Edition
     

The Triangle Fire, Centennial Edition

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by Leon Stein
 

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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

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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:
9780801462504
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
3 MB

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Michael Kazin
Leon Stein's gripping narrative of the Triangle tragedy is one of the classics of American history. And William Greider has added an introduction that bluntly, eloquently describes how little conditions have changed for sweatshop workers the world over. As the grandson of a one-time Triangle seamstress, I salute the reissue of a book that anyone who cares about labor, past or present, should read.
&3151;(Michael Kazin, Georgetown University. Author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History and other books.)

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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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