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UALE Summer School for Union Women: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Resources for the workshops offered by the regional summer institutes for union women sponsored by United Association for Labor Education.

Books and Other Media About The Fire

Books

Benin, Leigh; Linne, Rob; Sosin, Adrienne and  Sosinsky, Joel. The New York Triangle Factory Fire.  New York: Arcadia, 2011. 

Companion book to the HBO Film. 

 Goldin, Barbara Diamond.  Fire!: the Beginnings of the Labor Movement. N.Y.: Viking, 1992.

An account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. Recommended for children aged 7-11.

 Stein, Leon. The Triangle Fire NY: ILR Press, 2001.

An account of the fire by Stein, editor of Justice, the official publication of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. 

Von Drehle, David.  Triangle: The Fire That Changed America.  NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003.

This well-reviewed book has brought new attention and interest to the tragedy that was a turning point for organizing immigrant needle trade workers and instigating health and safety practices.

 

Films

Websites About The Fire