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The Resource Triangle : the fire that changed America, David Von Drehle

Triangle : the fire that changed America, David Von Drehle

Label
Triangle : the fire that changed America
Title
Triangle
Title remainder
the fire that changed America
Statement of responsibility
David Von Drehle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. 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 was the worst workplace disaster in New York City History." "This harrowing yet compulsively readable book is both a chronicle of the Triangle shirtwaist fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age. It follows the waves of Jewish and Italian immigration that inundated New York in the early years of the century, filling its slums and supplying its garment factories with cheap, mostly female labor. It portrays the Dickensian work conditions that led to a massive waist-worker's strike in which an unlikely coalition of socialists, socialites, and suffragettes took on bosses, police, and magistrates. Von Drehle shows how popular revulsion at the Triangle catastrophe led to an unprecedented alliance between idealistic labor reformers and the supremely pragmatic politicians of the Tammany machine
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Von Drehle, David
Dewey number
974.71041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.5
LC item number
.V946 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire (1911)
  • Fires
  • Clothing factories
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Clothing factories
  • Fires
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Triangle : the fire that changed America, David Von Drehle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reform
  • Trial
  • Prologue: Misery Lane
  • Sprit of the age
  • Triangle
  • Uprising
  • Golden land
  • Inferno
  • Three minutes
  • Fallout
Control code
1078608
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Press edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780802141514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802141514
  • (OCoLC)56793520
Label
Triangle : the fire that changed America, David Von Drehle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reform
  • Trial
  • Prologue: Misery Lane
  • Sprit of the age
  • Triangle
  • Uprising
  • Golden land
  • Inferno
  • Three minutes
  • Fallout
Control code
1078608
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Press edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780802141514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802141514
  • (OCoLC)56793520

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