Flesh and blood so cheap book review

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Review: Flesh and Blood So Cheap — @lizb A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

Thank you! In this ambitious work, the author seeks to place the tragedy in historical context, exploring the conditions that propelled the immigrants to leave Europe for America and what life was like for them once they arrived. Marrin uses colorful descriptive language to provide a sense of the cultural and political landscape and supplies detailed descriptions of the origins and workings of sweatshops. Despite the many changes that resulted from hearings and investigations into the fire, the author is able to demonstrate that sweatshop conditions linger in this country and in other parts of the world, even including other tragic fires. This is a competent, comprehensive social history that occasionally gets muddled because of the many strands of the story.
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Look Inside. Aug 14, Minutes Middle Grade 10 and up Buy. Aug 14, Minutes Middle Grade 10 and up. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside.

Published to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the fire that erupted in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, this powerful chronicle.
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Knopf, pp. By Albert Marrin. Four hundred thousand people lined the streets of New York on a rainy day in for the funeral procession of the victims the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Nearly all of the dead were young, female Italian or Russian immigrants. And nearly all are known today, if they are known at all, for how they died rather than how they lived.

November 7, by Lisa. The Triangle Fire. Say those words and you might recall a vague memory from high school history class. They were trapped on the top floors of a ten-story building with narrow exits and no sprinklers. Many chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive, and until September 11, , the Triangle Waist Company Fire was the worst workplace tragedy in New York City history. Sometimes the aftermath of an event is as important as the event itself. Albert Marrin uses the fire as a starting point to write about major social and labor reform.

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