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The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-18
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442419568

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Fourteen gang members from Los Angeles, members of rival gangs the Crips and the Bloods, discuss such subjects as the bonds among gang members, "gangsta" rap music, and the possibility of an end to gang violence

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Yusuf Jah
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-02-25
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780684825373

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Coming on the threshold of what promises to be the most acrimonious presidential election in American history, Diamond and Silk’s book will be a rallying cry for tens of millions of Americans who are tired of being told what to think and whom to vote for. Diamond and Silk’s story is one of overcoming poverty and shame and choosing victory over victimhood. Theirs is a story that defies the left’s narrative and that the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge, accept, and respect.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Diamond & Silk
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-08-18
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781684510924

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Joseph Nazel
Publisher : Holloway House Publishing
Release : 1987
File : 223 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0870672959

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Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Howard Henry Peckham
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 1994
File : 346 Pages
ISBN-13 : 081432469X

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In the summer of 1900, bands of peasant youths from the villages of north China streamed into Beijing to besiege the foreign legations, attracting the attention of the entire world. Joseph Esherick reconstructs the early history of the Boxers, challenging the traditional view that they grew from earlier anti-dynastic sects, and stressing instead the impact of social ecology and popular culture.

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Genre : History
Author : Joseph W. Esherick
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1988-08-18
File : 410 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0520908961

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Genre : Korea
Author : Korean National Independence League
Publisher :
Release : 1919
File : 43 Pages
ISBN-13 : OSU:32435010943181

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The Japanese peasant has been thought of as an obedient and passive subject of the feudal ruling class. Yet Tokugawa villagers frequently engaged in unlawful and disruptive protests. Moreover, the frequency and intensity of the peasants' collective action increased markedly at the end of the Tokugawa period. Stephen Vlastos's examination of the changing patterns of peasant protest in the Fukushima area shows that peasant mobilization was restricted both ideologically and organizationally and that peasants did not become a prime moving force in the Meiji Restoration.

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Genre : History
Author : Stephen Vlastos
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1990-08-16
File : 184 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0520072030

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After former Imperial Commander Rezi Soresh's failure to have Luke Skywalker assassinated, Soresh threatens to destroy a ship full of innocent passengers unless Luke surrenders himself.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Alex Wheeler
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2010
File : 142 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780545140867

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The book explores the implications of the democratic movement that took place in Gwangju, a southwestern city of Korea, in May 1980 when military paratroopers brutally crushed a group of protesters who demonstrated against General Chun Doo-hwan, who was about to become the country s president. Because of the event now known as the Gwangju Uprising, 191 people perished and 852 were wounded. In The Gwangju Uprising, Choi Jungwoon analyzes various discourses and motives of the uprising and vividly paints the demonstrators street battles against paratroopers. He gives an in-depth scrutiny of the participants mentalities and incentives, and the type of brutality involved. He also examines the stages the participants went through during the uprising, from the peace and togetherness they had at first, to the internal conflict that soon followed, to the lessons they learned in the uprising s aftermath. Choi argues that the united front experienced by the participants during the uprising was a driving force that changed modern Korean history. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Choi Jungwoon is a professor of international relations at Seoul National University. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His publications include The English Ten Hours Act: Official Knowledge and the Collective Interest of the Ruling Class (1984) and Ideological Configuration in Korean Politics (1998). ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR Yu Young-nan is a freelance translator based in Seoul. Her most recent translation is Yom Sang-seop s novel Three Generations (Archipelago Books, 2005)."

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Genre : History
Author : Chŏng-un Chʻoe
Publisher : Homa & Sekey Books
Release : 2006
File : 326 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781931907361

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