Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 8 years ago

in the story triangle of fire what does spirit of the age mean?

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  • 8 years ago
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    New york in 1911 was a very different time and culture. The workers had few rights and abusive labor practices were the norm. The fire has been compared to our 911 disasterl

    Because the managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits – a common practice at the time to prevent pilferage and unauthorized breaks[5] – many of the workers who could not escape the burning building jumped from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors to the streets below. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers.

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