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American Experience: Triangle Fire

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Catalogue Number:  041386
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  Criminal Justice & Law, History, Social Issues, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  60
Closed Captions:  Yes


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The Triangle Fire chronicles the fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killing one hundred and forty-eight young women and forever changed the relationship between labor and industry in the United States. A relationship that is still in question today as Americans re-examine the balance between the welfare of citizens and the motivations of global capitalism.

"An excellent, evenhanded and ultimately heartbreaking examination of the social and economic conditions that led to the deaths of 146 workers...it's a reminder of the valuable service provided by PBS." - USA Today

"4 stars...TRIANGLE FIRE argues persuasively that a country needs to care before a tragedy happens, not just after." - New York Daily News


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