Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin

"In the spring of 1903, Sadie Frowne, age thirteen, and her mother sailed into New York Harbor aboard a steamship crowded with immigrants from Europe."

Contents: Prelude : from the ashes -- Huddled masses -- Into the magic cauldron -- Flesh and blood so cheap -- An overflow of suffering : uprising of the 20,000 -- The third gate : fire at the triangle -- A stricken conscience -- The price of liberty.

Alfred A. Knopf; 182 pages


Anonymous said...

This is a great nonfiction book for kids to read to understand why we have so many regulations in our schools, workplaces, etc. Photographs compliment the text and the text does bring the Fire alive. The beginning part does drag on a little, but that is my only complaint.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a broader look at the way the garment industry and workers' rights have evovled with the Triangle Fire as the catalyst for change. I was actually expecting more about the fire itself, but that was not the main focus of the book.

My biggest complaint is that the boxes with additional information are typed in a font that is very pale and with the glossy paper, very difficult to read in some light.