Triangle the fire that changed america david von drehle on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers sure to become the definitive account of the fire triangle is social history at its best. Prompted some to be reminded of the triangle fire one year later von drehle would move to new york living one block from the location of the factory his curiosity now piqued he began to learn details about the fire that altered the history of the labor movement in america triangle the fire that changed america is the product of that research. The triangle fire sparked workplace reform in america during this period the silver lining of this tragedy is that while 146 americans had to pay the ultimate price that march day in 1911 because of their sacrifice a new age began that protected the american public and the working class. Triangle the fire that changed america is a moving and riveting account of the triangle fire of march 25 1911 the deadliest workplace disaster in new york city for 90 years it destroyed the lives of 146 workers the majority of them young immigrant women. Triangle is a poignantly detailed account of the 1911 disaster that horrified the country and changed the course of twentieth century politics and labor relations on march 25 1911 as workers were getting ready to leave for the day a fire broke out in the triangle shirtwaist factory in new yorks greenwich village
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