Women's Studies


The Top-Ten Readex Blog Posts of 2011

The Top-Ten Readex Blog Posts of 2011

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

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

"She Wields a Mighty Dashing Pen": Journalist Jane Cunningham Croly

Jane Cunningham Croly (Source: The Bohemian Brigade Website)

"She Wields a Mighty Dashing Pen": Journalist Jane Cunningham Croly

Women's Suffrage: The Frontier Background

"Spirit of the Frontier" by John Gast (1872)

Women's Suffrage: The Frontier Background

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