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100 1  Simon, Bryant. 
245 14 The hamlet fire|h[Overdrive electronic resource] :|bA 
       Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap 
       Lives.|cBryant Simon. 
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520    "It is testament to Simon's reportorial instincts and 
       research that he has found this sprawling. . . story in 
       the detritus of that now-forgotten fire. His trail from 
       that day through poultry economics to a core of new 
       American values is captivating and brilliantly conceived, 
       and will provide readers with insights into our current 
       national politics."—The Washington Post For decades,
       the small, quiet town of Hamlet, North Carolina, thrived 
       thanks to the railroad. But by the 1970s, it had become a 
       postindustrial backwater, a magnet for businesses 
       searching for cheap labor with little or almost no 
       official oversight. One of these businesses was Imperial 
       Food Products. The company paid its workers a dollar above
       the minimum wage to stand in pools of freezing water for 
       hours on end, scraping gobs of fat off frozen chicken 
       breasts before they got dipped in battered and fried into 
       golden brown nuggets and tenders. If a worker complained 
       about the heat or the cold or missed a shift to take care 
       of their children or went to the bathroom too often they 
       were fired. But they kept coming back to work because 
       Hamlet was a place where jobs were scarce. Then, on the 
       morning of September 3, 1991, the day after Labor Day, 
       this factory that had never been inspected burst into 
       flame. Twenty-five people—many of whom were black 
       women with children, living on their own—perished 
       that day behind the plant's locked and bolted doors. 
       Eighty years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 
       industrial disasters were supposed to have been a thing of
       the past. After spending several years talking to local 
       residents, state officials, and survivors of the fire, 
       award-winning historian Bryant Simon has written a vivid, 
       potent, and disturbing social autopsy of this town, this 
       factory, and this time that shows how cheap labor, cheap 
       government, and cheap food came together in a way that was
       bound for tragedy. 
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