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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

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Von Drehle chronicles the tragic day in 1911 when fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. With ladders too ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.334
Margaret8

TRIANGLE: THE FIRE THAT CHANGED AMERICA

by Margaret8 on Jan 21, 2008

The fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan on March 25, 1911 lasted only one-half hour, but it was a half-hour that changed our nation. For ninety years it was the worst workplace disaster in American history, with a final death toll of 146, a disaster that ultimately led to a wave ... More

greebs

Disappointing analysis of a major event

by greebs on May 10, 2007

With a title like this, one would expect a lot from Triangle, and it is - at points - a very compelling book. The description of the shirt-waist factory fire, which killed about 145 people (mostly young, Jewish women) and was the greatest workplace disaster in New York history until 9/11, is devastating ... More

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