In 1911, the 275 girls died that day had only 27 buckets of water (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). The wildfire was spreading quickly on the ninth and eighth floor and the fire departments hose could not reach all the way. “19 bodies were found charred against the locked doors. 25 bodies were found huddled in a cloak room” (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). Most of the girls also decided to jump out of the
When she delivered her baby, her baby died. So, in despair, she threw her dead baby off the boat and herself. But some women seem to have hope and anger. For example, " ‘if i knew some wanga magic, i would wipe them off the face of the earth.’ (Danticat 7)”
One of the main reasons the fire took such a psychological toll on the New Yorkers was because of the workers jumping to there deaths. One witness even remarked the event saying quote 'I know a new sound a terrible sound the sound of a body hitting the pavement". The inferno was also not an uncommon occurrence the triangle shirt was burned before the tragedy to collect insurance money. Knowing this information, many Jewish and women workers went on strike to secure improved working conditions. There strike in fact proved successful with the New York state legislature creating the Factory Investigating Commission.
Sadly, while people were innocently waiting for the rescue teams, disgusting people raped the since the victims had nowhere to run to. Families left stranded, most people had no transportation t get away, and they had no shelter to be safe. 100,000 people in total were left stranded ( Hurricane Katrina ). All valuables lost in the storm weren’t salvageable at all. Families were just left with the structure of their house if it hadn’t already collapsed on itself.
All the sudden we could smell the burning cinders of the fire and the place was in complete chaos. Distress everywhere, people rushing for the stairs, it was utter madness at its finest. At first I struggled to find my sister as the floor was crowded with people everywhere rushing towards the roof staircase. But she caught sight of me and practically bulldozed through the crowed to get to me. We rushed through the limited exit where we could see fire below us when we made it onto the roof.
The firefighters also burn whole houses down, “Beatty flicked his fingers to spark the kerosine. It was too late. Montag gasped. The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing.”
Radium Girls follows the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. The same element that shrinks tumors is killing the girls around her and now Grace has become ill. But before she realizes that she is, her co-worker and friend dies from the radium which they use to paint the dials with on the watches. Grace becomes grief stricken, no one is telling her the truth about her friend's death and that just makes it even more confusing for her when she starts to have the same symptoms. With this her life goes down the
Nyiszlis story is contributed greatly to the history of the Holocaust. Although people might say the way Dr. Nyiszli acted in Auschwitz wasn’t right, he did it so he can share his story and the truth with everyone. He had a reason for it all. Now the world knows how cruel and cold-hearted they had to be to do all those evil things. Nyiszli tells us how SS officers were so heartless that they put thousands of people in ovens without even caring.
Also, when Cox refers to the victims as being one with him and the audience, he reiterates how beyond the fact that they were gay, they were normal people who just wanted “to relax, to laugh, to connect…” (6). Describing them as more than just statistics, Cox furthers his desire for the anguish toward the LGBTQ community to diminish because he highlights how those who died, died while wanting to have a good time, away from the prejudice of the outside world. Additionally, Cox discussed how when he was younger, he wasn’t always compassionate to those who were LGBTQ in his high school. However, he goes on to talk about how when he met more people from the LGBTQ community, they changed his judgmental views and made him more accepting of those different from him. When addressing the LGBTQ community,
This is a documentary that highlights the deadliest accident that occurred in New York. This accident took place on March 25, 1911 at triangle Shirtwaist Factory. This fire spread in the factory to claim the lives of 145 workers. This deaths are looked at as the most infamous deaths since they could have been prevented.
People seriously have to face the facts. She was treated worse than an animal. Adding to that, every year, 15 million girls are sold off to be married as children, their rights for health, education and opportunities are stolen from their childhood. If this kind of problem persists and we do not do anything about it, by 2050, there will 16.5 million children married per
During 1910, the country was progressing quickly towards a greater form of mass production and increasingly dangerous working conditions. People labored in squalor like in the “below ground bakeries,” where rat droppings covered rolling tables and children were “coughing beside ovens.” Progressives, unionists, and socialists called for different types of reform, and Tammany Hall opposed them; the political machine sent strikebreakers and stalled legislation that would benefit the workers. Then, on March 25, 1911, the Triangle Waist Company factory caught fire at the end of the day shift. About 146 men and women died in the Asch Building.
In Out of Sight, Erik Loomis chooses to begin his work with the Triangle Shirtwaist factory and continues with the Rana Plaza Factory collapsing in Bangladesh. Both of these disasters caused several people to lose their lives, especially women, because of safety issues. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory caught on fire in NYC and 146 female garment workers died, therefore; there were changes to the labor laws in the United States. The United States Department of Labor classified a set of standards as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). “Factories rarely, if ever, receive even a minimal safety inspection.”
I think that English textile factories were bad for the health of the working class families because in Documents A and C it says that Children were getting hurt constantly, were beaten, over worked, and never had time to eat In document C, John Barley was abused and when someone came to interview them, they had to lie about their treatment , he also worked long hours and their breakfast was very little. When Birley was abused, his boss thought he was dead. When he went to go hit Birley, he quickly put his arm up to protect his head and his boss hit him with all his might. John had A broken elbow and marks. He said “ I bear the marks, and suffer pain from it to this day, and always shall as long as I live…” They also never got fed properly
The Union victory in the Civil War prompted the abolition of slavery and African American’s were granted freedom, along with rights that should have been there from the start, however, white supremacy overpowered in the South, forcing African Americans back into a state of slavery. The Reconstruction era, the postwar rebuilding of the South, proved to be an attempt towards change in the lives of African Americans but the opportunities were only available for a limited time. African Americans had hopes of a new South after the Civil War was fought yet that was only accomplished to a certain extent. African Americans have always faced discrimination in society, for that same reason they weren’t accepted into Congress. The graph shown in Document