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Wrote a paper about this fire and the labor movement when i was 17. It was so formative for me to do that research. People talk about Upton Sinclair and the impact that the Jungle had on meatpacking but people do not often enough talk about the impact that the Triangle fire had on industrial safety and the labor movement! Thanks for posting this.

[–] t3ddi 1 points Edited

I mention both to my students all the time, as well as the Chicago World's Fair. The Jungle is the only book I have ever had to walk away from. It just kept getting worse and worse... I'm Canadian so it is kind of weird for me to interject with American History all of the time but I do it nonetheless. I worked at an Orthodox Jewish school and for once my knowledge of Triangle was deeply appreciated by parents.