Bella and Yetta are at work and Jane is visiting the factory on March 25,when a spark ignites piles of cloth layers thick, being ready to use when they come back to work on the following Monday, and the building is engulfed in fire, leading to one of the worst workplace disasters in history.
On March 25th, a small fire started and quickly spread from shirtwaist to shirtwaist, shortly engulfing the whole factory. Bosses operate like prison wardens, locking the doors of the factory until closing time, then searching their workers for stolen goods as they leave.
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In their combined efforts, the three girls become good friends. Yetta A Russian, Jewish girl who immigrated to America a few years after her sister, Rahel, to bring their family to America to have a better life. Jacob A cutter at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory that fancies Yetta.
Bella survived by going onto the roof and climbing to a nearby building and out their exit. Rocco One of the kids living in the Luciano home.
There, along with other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Jane was burned alive and Yetta and her lover, Jacob, jumped from the eighth floor, through the nets at the bottom and died.
The unbearable factory conditions lead to an uprising of the shirtwaist workers. The events of this fire are directly said in the novel. Corrigan Chauffeur of the Wellington family. Bella is a young immigrant worker just off the boat from Italy who is desperate to send money home to her starving family.
The Triangle fire followed a citywide strike led by the shirtwaist workers that served to summon great public interest. Characters[ edit ] Bella A teenage girl from Calia, Italy.
Yetta joins a group of strikers who picket daily outside The Triangle. Bella, Yetta, and Jane. Bella, being the only one who survived, is now able to tell of the story of her friends to her two daughters, Yetta and Jane. Jane, a runaway daughter of a wealthy businessman, who later works as a governess for Mr.
She learns that the factory workers are treated horribly and tries to become one of them to break out of her own cage. When factory conditions worsen, workers rise up in a strike. The story revolves around a New York fire at The Triangle shirtwaist factory that killed immigrant workers.
Jane Wellington A rich girl who wants to help the girls who work at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. Cohen, in running his supermarket. Thus, the fire was perceived as not only a great tragedy, but an inciting symbol for the Labor Movement in the Industrial Revolution. Yetta, a coworker from Russiahas been crusading for a trade union.
She worked at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory but left after the strike to join her husband, Mr. Their already meager earnings are docked for the slightest infractions.
She gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature.Read Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix by Margaret Peterson Haddix by Margaret Peterson Haddix for free with a 30 day free trial.
Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.4/4(). The Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a story about the Shirtwaist Strike of (also known as the Uprising of 20,) and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of The story has multiple point of views/5. Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series/5(91).
Uprising is a novel of historical fiction by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The story revolves around a New York fire at The Triangle shirtwaist factory that killed immigrant workers. The story revolves around a New York fire at The Triangle shirtwaist factory that killed immigrant workers.
UPRISING, by prolific author Margaret Peterson Haddix, opens with a young woman named Harriet pleading with a Mrs.
Livingston to tell her about the long-ago fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series/5(71).Download