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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy-logo

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

Albert Marrin

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.

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.
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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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

4h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:42