Flesh and Blood So Cheap The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

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ISBN: 9780307976604
Release Date: 2011-11-14
Number of pages: 192
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Flesh and Blood So Cheap The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy in PDF and EPUB 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. 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.


Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Filename: flesh-and-blood-so-cheap.pdf
ISBN: 9780375868894
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 182
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Flesh and Blood So Cheap in PDF and EPUB Describes the conditions in the textile industry in the early 20th century behind the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company that led to the death of many young women, and explains its impact on the labor movement and on society.


Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Filename: flesh-and-blood-so-cheap.pdf
ISBN: 9780375868894
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 182
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Flesh and Blood So Cheap in PDF and EPUB Describes the conditions in the textile industry in the early 20th century behind the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company that led to the death of many young women, and explains its impact on the labor movement and on society.


And Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Filename: and-flesh-and-blood-so-cheap.pdf
ISBN: 1891946161
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 307
Author: Wayne D. Dundee
Publisher: Design Image Group Incorporated

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Black Gold

Filename: black-gold.pdf
ISBN: 9780375896866
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Number of pages: 192
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Black Gold in PDF and EPUB Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world. It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folks. Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil smell. Yet without it, life as we live it today would be impossible. Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted, from shopping bags to computers to medical equipment. Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it. Indeed, oil influences every aspect of modern life. It helps shape the history, society, politics, and economy of every nation on earth. This riveting new book explores what oil is and the role this precious resource has played in America and the world.


Uprising

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ISBN: 1442419563
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Number of pages: 352
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Uprising in PDF and EPUB The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.


Saving the Buffalo

Filename: saving-the-buffalo.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105129816224
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 128
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Scholastic

Download and read online Saving the Buffalo in PDF and EPUB Examines the most significant factors that resulted in the near extinction of the buffalo, from the introduction of the horse by the Plains Indians to train travel, and the steps taken to ensure the buffalo's survival since that time.


Uprooted

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ISBN: 9780553509380
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages: 256
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Uprooted in PDF and EPUB A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editor's Choice On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II— from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? Uprooted takes a close look at the history of racism in America and carefully follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation’s most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it also illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together. Today, America is still filled with racial tension, and personal liberty in wartime is as relevant a topic as ever. Moving and impactful, National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin’s sobering exploration of this monumental injustice shines as bright a light on current events as it does on the past.


Same Sun Here

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ISBN: 9780763657475
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Number of pages: 304
Author: Silas House
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Download and read online Same Sun Here in PDF and EPUB Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City's Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner's son. As Meena's family studies for citizenship exams and River's town faces devastating mountaintop removal, this unlikely pair become pen pals, sharing thoughts and, as their camaraderie deepens, discovering common ground in their disparate experiences. With honesty and humor, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live beneath the same sun.


Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars

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ISBN: PSU:000021996634
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 276
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Puffin

Download and read online Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars in PDF and EPUB Follows Napoleon Bonaparte from his origins as a lowly soldier to his rise to military power and his conquest of Europe.


Triangle

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ISBN: 9780802195258
Release Date: 2004-08-16
Number of pages: 352
Author: David von Drehle
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Triangle in PDF and EPUB 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 York’s Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building’s upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren’t tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. The final toll was 146 people—123 of them women. It was the worst workplace disaster in New York City history. This harrowing yet compulsively readable book is both a chronicle of the Triangle shirtwaist fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age. It follows the waves of Jewish and Italian immigration that inundated New York in the early years of the century, filling its slums and supplying its garment factories with cheap, mostly female labor. It portrays the Dickensian work conditions that led to a massive waist-worker’s strike in which an unlikely coalition of socialists, socialites, and suffragettes took on bosses, police, and magistrates. Von Drehle shows how popular revulsion at the Triangle catastrophe led to an unprecedented alliance between idealistic labor reformers and the supremely pragmatic politicians of the Tammany machine. David Von Drehle orchestrates these events into a drama rich in suspense and filled with memorable characters: the tight-fisted “shirtwaist kings” Max Blanck and Isaac Harris; Charles F. Murphy, the shrewd kingmaker of Tammany Hall; blue-blooded activists like Anne Morgan, daughter of J. P. Morgan; and reformers Frances Perkins and Al Smith. Most powerfully, he puts a human face on the men and women who died on March 25. Triangle is an immensely moving account of the hardships of New York City life in the early part of the twentieth century, and how this event transformed politics and gave rise to urban liberalism.


Years of Dust

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ISBN: 0525420770
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 128
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

Download and read online Years of Dust in PDF and EPUB The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today.


Denied Detained Deported

Filename: denied-detained-deported.pdf
ISBN: 1426303327
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 111
Author: Ann Bausum
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online Denied Detained Deported in PDF and EPUB An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.


The story of the Triangle factory fire

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ISBN: 0516047426
Release Date: 1989-01
Number of pages: 31
Author: Zachary Kent
Publisher: Children's Press

Download and read online The story of the Triangle factory fire in PDF and EPUB Describes the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York, the conditions surrounding the disaster, and its effect on industrial safety after the event.


Arthur s Fire Drill

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ISBN: 0756909767
Release Date: 2000-03
Number of pages: 21
Author: Marc Tolon Brown
Publisher: Perfection Learning

Download and read online Arthur s Fire Drill in PDF and EPUB Arthur series/Step into Reading Step 3.