Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 1911 fire erupts at Triangle Shirtwaist factory in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, killing 146 workers, the vast majority of whom are Italian and Jewish immigrant women. When it is revealed that the owners of the sweatshop routinely locked the plant’s doors to prevent employee theft, it sparks labor, feminist and workplace safety movements that culminate in FDR’s New Deal.


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