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Triangle: the fire that changed America. [David Von Drehle] -- Describes the fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Triangle: The Fire That Changed America | An abstract is unavailable. This article is available as HTML full text and PDF. The Fire That Changed America. The Triangle Tragedy at and the. Importance of Worker Rights. DATE: Thursday, April 7, TIME: PM to 5: 00 PM.
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To show why the tragedy occurred, he then goes back two years to the beginning of the general strike. The stifling, dingy tenements and the horrific conditions of the factories where immigrant workers toiled for hour workweeks are described in evocative detail. Stories of the hardships they left behind in Italy and Eastern Europe contribute to the portraits of the victims and villains.
Readers unfamiliar with Tammany Hall, the Progressive movement, or the rise of trade unions benefit from clear, concise background information. The account of the fire, the investigation, and the trial are both heartbreaking and enraging.
The courtroom drama of defense attorney Max Steuer brazenly defending the factory owners overshadows any modern comparison. After concluding with the announcement of the trial verdict, the author provides an epilogue covering the final years of the key figures.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. The book was not really what I had expected. I had looked for a more personal account of the people who died and those who survived.
My husband's grandmother was an Eastern European immigrant to New York shortly after the time period of the Triangle Fire. She came alone to this country, lived with relatives already here, and worked in one of the garment factories. With the great exception that she escaped the Fire, her early life in this country was the life that had been lived by the Triangle victims, and I think I had expected to learn more about this life.
He does what he can in general terms: He details the incredibly long hours they worked, the incredibly small wages they received, and the fact that many still managed to help support families in this country or The Old Country. He explains that, because of the horrific over-crowding of the tenements in which they lived, their lives away from work were spent on the streets.
Here they found community with people of their own background, language, and age; intellectual stimulation in the many near-by free courses offered by NYU and various associations; and exposure to the social and political thought of the day. But these generalities are pretty much as far as he is able to go.
The real subject matter of this book is political change; in particular, the liberalization of New York. In this context, the Triangle Fire was no more than a tremendous spur to this change. His enduring characters are less the women of Triangle and more the reporters, business people, public officials, and primarily the politicians who, willingly or not, took part in this change.
He chronicles the fall of Tammany Hall and the rise of the Democrats. Once I got past the realization that the book was other than what I had expected, I grew to appreciate it for what it is. It is a well-documented and compelling account of a time of change and the people certainly including the victims of the Fire who combined to bring it about.
That said , I was so drawn into the stories of these people and the complex politics of the time that I almost forgot what was going to happen.
I was pleasantly surprised by how well those people were brought to life and thoroughly enjoyed it. The fire was so tragic and so preventable. It was well Written about Overall this was a great read that bounced a little bit more than I'd prefer on topics , and dragged out a little long on other topics , but I would over all recommend. This is a terrific book about not only the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, but also the political and labor situation at the time.
Frances Perkins - Secretary of Labor under FDR - has as starring role here, as do some of the union leaders and politicians of the time. The influence of Tammany Hall was about to wane and the labor union movement was about to explode - greatly helped along by the horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The reader gets to know the history of some of the girls who were trapped in the fire - some escaped and some died in the flames. I found it so frustrating that there weren't regulations in place before the fire to prevent the carnage from ever happening.
Even after the fire, things seemed to move slowly. Everyone was horrified and wanted to make sure nothing like that ever happened again. But no one went to jail and change did not come fast. Why does it so often take a tragedy to inspire people to do the right thing? I suspect there will be other readers as disheartened as I was at how this played out for the factory owners.
I also suspect that others will see parallels between the events of the early s and today - no one is ever to blame! Paperback Verified download. Make no mistake, this book has as its centerpiece the infamous Triangle Fire, but that's NOT what it's actually about.
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