Ongoing American Somnambulism and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
Today is the bloody, 100-year, anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City. 146 people died in a 18 minutes in a blaze that was wholly preventable. 120 of the victims were either burned alive, or they leapt to their deaths from the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the sweatshop located near Greenwich Village. The deaths of the mainly immigrant, female workers, was the trigger for the start of FDR’s New Deal.
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