Triangle Fire

Workplace conditions and safety, the role of immigrants in the American work force and the power of the vote to bring about change can be addressed through the activities in Triangle Fire. Excerpts from David Von Drehle's Triangle Fire are used in three exercises with reproducibles: "The Cutter's Art," "The Workplace at the Turn of the Twentieth Century" and "Tammany Hall and Workplace Safety Reform." Until 9-11-01, The Triangle Waist Company fire was the worst workplace disaster in New York history. An interview with David Von Drehle provides insight into the writing process and the author's perspective on the lessons to be learned from March 25, 1911. Academic content standards are included.

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