Focus: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Using primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles, official testimony and documents, photographs, and political cartoons, this Focus portfolio explores the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist fire, from the events of the day and their aftermath, to the labor and immigration issues that were a major contributing factor, to the legal and social changes the tragedy eventually spawned. Support Materials: * Illustrated Broadsheet Essay * Critical Thinking Questions * Recommended Reading List 8 Primary Source Documents: * Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire photo-poster * Front page and partial page 6 of the Los Angeles Herald, March 26, 1911 * "The Washington Place Fire" by Triangle fire survivor Rosey Safran * "Mameniu!" ("Little Mother!") Sheet music and elegy to the Triangle fire victims * "147 Dead, Nobody Guilty" A summary of opinions on the Isaac Harris/Max Blanck trial verdict * "The Triangle Workers: Unions and Radicals" an illustrated poster * Excerpt from "Testimony of William L. Beers," New York City fire marshal * Excerpt from "Recommendations of the Commission: Prevention of Fire"

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6251-3
Author: Christine Brendel Scriabine, Ph.D.
Copyright: 2003
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"