Video Lending Library Feature: “The Triangle Fire” reminds us why regulations are important

Triangle FireComplaints that Federal regulations should be relaxed ignore history. The tragic fire in 1911 at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York took a huge toll of human life because factory owners ignored the safety of its workers. The legislation that eventually followed gave workers in New York city the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.  The DVD, The Triangle Fire, from the American Experience series, runs 60 minutes and should spark lively classroom discussion.  It is available now from our Video Lending Library (ID 2148).