Collinwood: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

American Experience: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire FIXED

The fire that killed more than a 100 people in a New York garment factory was turning point in American’s effort to balance capitalism and the protection of workers. These were young women drawn to the city in search of work and a future. While they were robbed of a future, their deaths sparked change.


Devote time to the following:

A summary of the documentary. It’s broken into sections dealing with working conditions, the strike, the fire, and changes brought following the fire. Give me what stood out to you from the film.

Your impressions of the tragedy. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

What did you take away from the documentary?

Why do you think this event has had such a legacy?

What do you remember most about the documentary?


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