Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire on its 100th Anniversary

Photo credit: Courtsey of Kheel Center

The Triangle Shirtwaist Company was a business that made shirtwaists, the common term of the day for women's blouses. The business, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, was located on the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors of the Asch Building in New York City. Most of its employees were young women, mainly Italian and European Jewish immigrants. While the building was relatively modern and clean, the pay was low, the days were long, and working conditions were often dangerous. These factors combined to make the factory a classic example of a "sweatshop."  

Source: NYC 100 Years Ago

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire on its 100th Anniversary

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Helen Keller—Child of Adversity, Woman of the World

From the Missouri Republican, Apr. 1, 1888. Click to open.

Helen Keller—Child of Adversity, Woman of the World

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 The historical precedents to topics in today's headlines from Libya, Egypt and the Middle East

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Early Radio Broadcasting: Solving Mysteries with America's Historical Newspapers

[This article by Donna L. Halper, Assistant Professor of Communication at Lesley University, first appeared in the February 2011 issue of The Readex Report.]

Early Radio Broadcasting: Solving Mysteries with America's Historical Newspapers

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Announcing Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

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