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United States Labor History

Selected Primary Sources

"The Cloth Inferno - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire"

"In 1911, 146 workers, most of them young women, were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire leading to a public call for laws to protect workers. As a result, by 1920 the ILGWU [International Ladies Garment Workers Union] was one of the most powerful unions in the organized labor movement."--Excerpt from Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Please watch this interesting video by Dale Caruso for more information

 

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SUBJECT HEADING /CALL NUMBER RANGE

Labor. Working Class/HD 4801-8943 

Labor Disputes. Strikes and Lockouts/HM 5306-5474 

Classes of Labor/HD 6050-6305 

Trade Unions. Workers Associations/HD 6350-6940.7 

Social Conditions of Labor/HD 6951-6957

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