The best books on sweatshops 📚

Browse the best books on sweatshops as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory

Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory

By Miriam Ching Yoon Louie

Why this book?

This is such an inspirational book from the heart of the anti-globalisation movement in 2001. It documents the lives of immigrant women working in underground sweatshops not just in the USA but right across the world. It resolutely stands as a monument against the ‘down trodden’ woman stereotype and welcomes you into an often ignored world where workers are fighting back against some of the biggest corporations on the planet.

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Book cover of The Triangle

The Triangle

By Katharine Weber

Why this book?

This first-person narrative historical novel tells in chilling detail the real-life events of the Triangle shirtwaist fire of 1911 seen through the eyes of one of the few survivors. Over 150 workers, mostly women, died in the inferno due to the management's decision to keep the doors locked so that the workers produced more shirts. You will turn each page feeling the horror, the fear, the rage, the disbelief this tragedy evokes.

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