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Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 17, 2011:

"Published to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the 1911 fire that erupted in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, this powerful chronicle examines the circumstances surrounding the disaster...Marrin's message that protecting human dignity is our shared responsibility is vitally resonant."

Starred Review, Booklist, April 1, 2011:

"Sure to spark discussion, this standout title concludes with source notes and suggested-reading lists that will lead students to further resources for research and debate."

Starred Review, School Library Journal, May 2011:

"The writing is compelling and detailed, and the author effectively manages to bridge the gap between detached expository writing and emotionally charged content...this is a useful and thoughtful addition to any American history collection."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375868894
Author:
Marrin, Albert
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
Marrin, Al
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951.
Subject:
Triangle Shirtwaist Company - Fire, 1911
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
history;non-fiction;new york city;tragedy;fire;immigrants;unions;immigration;new york
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.39 x 9.63 x .76 in 1.795 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 192 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375868894 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Published to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the 1911 fire that erupted in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, this powerful chronicle examines the circumstances surrounding the disaster, which resulted in the deaths of 146 workers, mostly young Italian and Jewish women. Though America represented opportunity for immigrants escaping religious persecution, disease, and natural disaster, New York City was sharply divided between the elite and those who, Marrin modestly writes, 'lived more simply.' B&w photographs and illustrations reveal immigrant families' impoverished living environments, while testimonials describe the 'humiliating' work rules and unsafe conditions of factories like Triangle ('Slavery holds nothing worse,' expressed one worker). Despite workers' efforts to organize, it took a preventable disaster to enact real change. Marrin (Years of Dust) mines eyewitness accounts of flaming bodies, and also imagines a victim's horrific internal monologue: 'If I jump, my family will have a body to identify and bury, but if I stay in this room, there will be nothing left.' A concluding description of a Bangladeshi garment factory fire in 2010 offers contemporary parallels. Marrin's message that protecting human dignity is our shared responsibility is vitally resonant. Ages 10 — up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Marrin tells the harrowing account of the tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City in 1911 that killed 146 people. Entwined is the story of immigration in early 20th-century America and of the hard work to make it in a new country.
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