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

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ISBN: 1891946161
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 307
Author: Wayne D. Dundee
Publisher: Design Image Group Incorporated

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Black Gold

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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.


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.


A Volcano Beneath the Snow

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ISBN: 9780385753401
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Number of pages: 272
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online A Volcano Beneath the Snow in PDF and EPUB John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable. Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the wrong of slavery. He was willing to kill and die for something modern Americans unanimously agree was a just cause. And yet he was a religious fanatic and a staunch believer in "righteous violence," an unapologetic committer of domestic terrorism. Marrin brings 19th-century issues into the modern arena with ease and grace in a book that is sure to spark discussion.


Same Sun Here

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ISBN: 9780763656843
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 297
Author: Silas House
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Download and read online Same Sun Here in PDF and EPUB A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.


Saving the Buffalo

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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.


Bootleg

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ISBN: 9781466801585
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Number of pages: 160
Author: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: Flash Point

Download and read online Bootleg in PDF and EPUB It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off—when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze. Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye. Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition. Bootleg is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011. YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist in 2012.


In My Hands

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ISBN: 9781407097718
Release Date: 2010-10-31
Number of pages: 288
Author: Irene Gut Opdyke
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online In My Hands in PDF and EPUB An utterly amazing, true, first-person account of one girl's experience in wartime. Irene Gut Opdyke was a Catholic Polish nursing student when WWII broke out. She soon became mired in the horrors of central Europe as, at various times, a partisan, a refugee, a housekeeper to the Nazis and, over all, as a heroine. She singlehandedly saved the lives of at least 16 Jewish people from the Holocaust. Now living in America and aged 77, Irene, with the help of a respected historical novelist, has told her story with all the power and passion that such a remarkable history can inspire.


Flesh and Blood

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ISBN: 9780007552443
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Number of pages: 464
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Flesh and Blood in PDF and EPUB No.1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta—a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.


Denied Detained Deported

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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.


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.