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Children's LiteraturePart of the "Events That Shaped America" series, this book describes the working conditions of many immigrants in New York City in the early 1900s, the fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (which could have been prevented), and the workers' rights and safety regulations that became laws after the tragedy. The authors also include an index, a time line, a list of further information, a glossary of difficult or key words, and a list of things to "think about and do." The activities mentioned are not the "hands on" type of activities, instead they are the type of activities where readers will research an event and then write about what they would have done in that historical setting. There are illustrations or photographs on every page. This is a good source of information for those wanting to learn more about the beginnings of safety regulations and workers rights. For further information on conditions of immigrants in New York, Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 by Deborah Hopkinson is also a good resource. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.