Includes bibliographical references (p. -177) and index.
Prelude : the tragic heart
Into the magic cauldron
Flesh and blood so cheap
An overflow of suffering : uprising of the 20,000
The third gate : fire at the triangle
A stricken conscience
The price of liberty.
Provides a detailed account of the disastrous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 garment workers in 1911, and examines the impact of this event on the nation's working conditions and labor laws.