The Factory Girls

The Factory Girls

A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Book - 2017
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The tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 resulted in the deaths of over a hundred young people. Most were immigrant girls who were locked in the factory, under appalling working condition. Discover how that fire became a turning point in American history, through the lens of five young women who worked there.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Zest Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781942186458
1942186452
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue
Five brave girls
A puff of smoke
The price of fashion
Coming to America
The self-made man
Life in the factory
Corruption in the Gilded Age
Union girls
Triangle Factory on strike
After the flames
History repeats.
Summary: The tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 resulted in the deaths of over a hundred young people. Most were immigrant girls who were locked in the factory, under appalling working condition. Discover how that fire became a turning point in American history, through the lens of five young women who worked there.

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