Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Flesh and Blood So Cheap

The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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 people--mostly women--perished; 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...
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780449014776
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file (4 hr., 21 min., 29 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Mayer, John H.


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Aug 30, 2015

What I liked most of this book was the history lesson about various immigrant groups & the torturous trail of present labor & safety laws. The reader was excellent.

The factory was crowded, the room was full of flammable materials, and the door was locked so workers had to stay inside, conditions which led to one of the most lethal workplace fires, with 146 people dying. Who were the people working there? How and why had they come? And what happened in the aftermath of the fire to improve conditions for others? Illus. with period photos.


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