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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle

In 1911, 146 mostly young Jewish and Italian women were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in NYC, in what was then the worst workplace disaster in the history of America. Most of the victims were trapped behind a locked exit, in what was supposed to be a modern fireproof building, but the owners were acquitted of manslaughter at a trial.

David von Drehle’s book – Triangle: The Fire That Changed America –  tells the full story behind the tragedy.

To mark the 100th anniversary an online map containing the names of all the victims was launched.

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