Jewish Values: Uprising

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Publication Year: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
346 p.
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In this retelling of the story of the shirtwaist strike of 1909-1910, the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911, and the events that might have led up to it, Margaret Haddix portrays three young women whose lives are forever intertwined. Through thoughtful adherence to the history, atmosphere, and politics of the time, Haddix vividly recreates for the reader the overcrowded streets, the abhorrent tenement conditions, and the repressive and intolerable policies of the factory owners towards their immigrant workers. In this fast-paced novel, the author examines the private lives of both immigrant and New York socialites, depicting the deep social chasm that existed during the early years of the twentieth century and, despite that, how their struggles for women's rights and workers' rights merged. At the conclusion of the novel, the author tells the true story and events behind the fire and includes a useful bibliography
ISBN: 
978-1-4169-1171-3
Book ID: 
1245
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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