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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Triangle


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle p. 4

So-called detective agencies were constantly looking for strikebreaking contracts from worried bosses in shops where there was unrest. One typical firm, the Greater New York Detective Agency, sent letters to the leading shirtwaist factory owners in the summer of 1909, promising to "furnish trained detectives to guard life and property, and, if necessary, furnish help of all kinds, both male and female, for all trades." 

It was a dangerous time to be a striker, but the working conditions were so dangerous, it was also dangerous not to strike for better conditions and pay.

2 comments:

Kim@Time2Read said...

This sounds like a book I'd read. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
My Teaser

Maria said...

Interesting teaser!

Here's my TT