Background: If you do not understand what the Industrial Revolution was, follow this link.
Why is this important?
In his book, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It's Legacy, Albert Marrin points out that "Dubbed the 'Triangle Fire,' for ninety years it held the record as New York's deadliest workplace fire. Only the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center took more lives." [Highlighting was added for this lesson.]
Read the introduction on this webpage:
Why does this introduction say that the triangle fire is significant?
Sweat shops today: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/story/sweatshopsStrikes.html, paragraph 3
Working conditions now -- generally
5 day work week
8 hour work day or 40 your work week
living wage for many
Working conditions then --- generally
What did the owners Blanck and Harris claim about the building?
What were the owners Blanck and Harris charged with?
How did the jury decide the case?
Why was only one way out left for the workers? You can answer this if you findt happened when they left work each day?
As the result of civil suits, what did the owners end up paying for each life lost in the Triangle Fire?
After the fire, when they moved their business to a new location, how safe was it for the workers?
Youngest click on her name to find out where she was born.
Select any three other victims
name where born how long did she or he live in the u.S.
How many men? 15 ? 16
last victims identified: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/victimsWitnesses/unidentifiedVictims.html
What am I supposed to do?
1911 -- What did this time period look like?
links to photos
What terms do I need to know?
Industrial Revolution: the changeover from the artisan's hand labor to machinery powered by steam or electricity p. 28 in Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It's Legacy by Albert Marrin
According to Dr. Brian Q. Cannon, a history professor from BYU