March 25, 2013

Anniversary of Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire

On this day in 1911, a massive fire caused 146 people to die in Manhattan. Most of the victims were young immigrant women, working in horrible conditions, without access to escape. It was determined later that the doors had been locked, causing some women to jump to their deaths, while others were overcome by smoke and the fire itself.

The Locket, a historical fiction account of this deadly fire, is currently available in both library and paperback versions, as well as in ePUB and PDF formats. Learn about Galena, her working conditions at the factory, how her family was affected by this fire, and more. Written by Suzanne Lieurance, the back of the book also contains information about the real history behind the story.

This title is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your preferred vendor.

Follow Me on Pinterest

No comments:

Post a Comment