City Life In The United States Since 1880

Primary sources are the basis of most historical scholarship, and one of the goals in this class is to get you comfortable analyzing primary sources as historians do. My challenge to you is to analyze a primary source related to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and our discussion of women in the labor force. You may choose either “Days and Dreams” by Sadie Frown or “My First Job” by Rose Cohen, which both describe life working in a sweatshop. You can find the sources here:

1. you’re sources are these three things, 1) , 2) Peiss, Charity etc article and 3) you have to pick one of the sources listed in the instructions “days and dreams” OR “my first job”. pick one that relates to the video and article.


3. Citation has to be Chicago Style