Flesh and Blood So Cheap

The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100026324
Released: Aug 14, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780449014776
Narrator/s: John H. Mayer
Publisher: Listening Library
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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. Includes a bonus PDF of photographs and images

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Author(s): Albert Marrin
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2012

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Author(s): Albert Marrin
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Business Term: 2 Year
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