What brought these immigrants to America, and what motivated them to work such long hours?

What brought these immigrants to America, and what motivated them to work such long hours?

Disc 2:

Are there any aspects of American life that are uniquely “American?” Are there practices, traditions, holidays, foods, music, sports, etc. that cannot be traced to a different country of origin? What does this tell us about the composition of American culture?

 

HW modul3:

View the film: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/triangle/

Think & Respond: One page typed

 Triangle Shirtwaist

Factory

 THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

 Dreams versus Realities 

According to the film, what countries of origin were represented among New York City’s 100,000 garment workers?

What brought these immigrants to America, and what motivated them to work such long hours?

How did the realities of their working lives contrast with their dreams and their observations of

Promise and opportunity in America?

What does this story say about America—both as a nation marked by glaring inequities and injustices, but also as a place de