Nomination: Flesh and blood so cheap: the Triangle Factory Fire and its legacy

Marrin, Albert. Flesh and blood so cheap: the Triangle Factory Fire and its legacy. 2011 (Feb.). 182p. Knopf, $19.99. (ISBN 978-0-375-86889-4). Gr. 5 and up. (mmc)

 Marrin skillfully lays the historical groundwork for the societal developments and economic conditions that made the Triangle Factory Fire, possible. Includes profiles of such notable women as Rose Schneiderman, Triangle Factory worker, union activist and community organizer, and Francis Perkins, future Secretary of Labor, charged by New York’s governor to conduct a groundbreaking investigation of state factory worker health and safety, in the aftermath of the tragedy. (mmc)

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