This map shows locations related to the Triangle Factory fire of 1911 in lower Manhattan. As a part of the 2011 Centennial commemoration of the fire, the Jewish Women's Archive has organized a walking tour of the area.This map is courtesy of the Jewish Women's Archive whose website includes more information about the rich history of American Jewish women, the 2011 commemoration of the Triangle Factory fire, and the walking tour of Lower Manhattan illustrated in this map.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
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The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
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