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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy | Albert Marrin
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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 peoplemostly womenperished; 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.
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#NFNov Book 1
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Clwojick 6 pts! 1w
sblbooks @Clwojick I already received five points for reading this one. I thought I would only get one for this post, until I hit a bingo. I am Malala was the only new book that I need points for finishing, which you gave me. 1w
Clwojick Oh okay - thanks for clarifying. Since me and Rachel are switching between tracking, there must have been a mix up. Thanks again. 1w
sblbooks You're welcome. There were three other post that I was given six points,instead of 1 did you see those too? 1w
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I finished my first audiobook today for #NFNov. There's a lot of information about immigration, workplace reform, unions, and the women's right to vote in this book. I wish there was more about the fire itself. #TIL fact: the Triangle fire was the deadliest workplace accident until 911.
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rsteve388 Wow! This sounds like a cool book 4pts 2w
sblbooks @rsteve388 I'm sorry, I'm confused about the point system. In this post I got four points. But in the next post about the documentary it looks like I got nine. Both were finished. 2w
rsteve388 My bad 3 for the TIL 5 for the finished book and 1 for the post 9 is right. My bad. 2w
sblbooks Thanks for fixing it for me! 2w
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was a preventable tragedy. The deadliest workplace fire in New York until 9/11, its aftermath led to workplace reform as subsequent strikes demanded laws to protect workers.

Marrin recounts the events and conditions that lead to the creation of NYC sweatshops, explains the causes of the fire, and narrates the investigations that followed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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