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Read the stories from The Empire's New Clothes, a film developed by Witness about Immigrants working in New York City's sweatshops:

Learn about SWEATSHOP WATCH, a coalition committed to eliminating sweatshop conditions in the global garment industry.

Learn more in this online Guide to Ending Sweatshops and Promoting Fair Trade.

Visit the official web site of the International Coalition of Historic Sites of Conscience for more links and information on the garment industry.

Cahan, Abraham. "A Sweatshop Romance," in Yekl and The Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York. 1898; New York: Dover Publications, 1970, 188-202.

Cohen, Rose. Out of the Shadow: A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side. 1918; Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Ewen, Elizabeth. "Sweatshops and Picket Lines," in Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side, 1890-1925. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985.

Glenn, Susan. Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Green, Nancy. Ready-to-Wear and Ready-to-Work: A Century of Industry and Immigrants in Paris and New York. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.

Howe, Irving. World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

Jensen, Joan M. and Sue Davidson, eds. A Needle, A Bobbin, A Strike: Women Needle Workers in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.

Kessler-Harris, Alice. "Organizing the Unorganizable: Three Jewish Women and Their Union," in Milton Cantor and Bruce Laurie, eds., Class, Sex, and the Woman Worker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977, 144-65.

Kosak, Hadassah. Cultures of Opposition: Jewish Immigrant Workers, New York City, 1881-1905. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Kwong, Peter. Forbidden Workers: Illegal Chinese Immigrants and American Labor. New York: New Press, 1997.

Levitan, Mark. Opportunity at Work: The New York City Garment Industry. New York: Community Service Society of New York, 1998.

Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon. Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2001.

Meltzer, Milton and John Anthony Scott, ed. Bread and Roses: The Struggle of American Labor 1865-1915. New York: Replica Books, 2001.

Ross, Andrew, ed. No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers. New York: Verso Books, 1997.

Seller, Maxine Schwartz. "The Uprising of the Twenty Thousand: Sex, Class and Ethnicity in the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909," in Dick Hoerder, ed., "Struggle a Hard Battle," Essays on Working-Class Immigrants. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986, 254-79.

Stansell, Christine. "The Origins of the Sweatshop: Women and Early Industrialization in New York City," in Michael H. Frisch and Daniel J. Walkowitz, Working-Class America: Essays on Labor, Community, and American Society. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983, 78-103.

Stein, Leon. Out of the Sweatshop: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy. New York: Quadrangle, 1977.

Stein, Leon. The Triangle Fire. 1966; Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Varley, Pamela and Carolyn Mathiasen, eds. The Sweatshop Quandary : Corporate Responsibility on the Global Frontier. Investor Responsibility Research Center: Washington, D.C., 1998.

Waldinger, Roger D. Through the Eye of the Needle: Immigrants and Enterprise in New York's Garment Trades. New York: NYU Press, 1986.

Williams, Mary E., ed. Child Labor and Sweatshops. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1999.

Yezierska, Anzia. Bread Givers. 1925; New York: Persea Books, 1975.

Gourley, Catherine. Good Girl Work: Factories, Sweatshops and How Women Changed Their Role in the American Workforce. Brookfield: Millbrook Press, 1999.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. Land of Hope. New York: Laurel Leaf/Random House, 1993.

Littlefield, Holly. Fire at the Triangle Factory. Minneapolis: Lerner Publishing Group, 1996.

Wu, Dana Ying-Hui. The Chinese-American Experience. Brookfield: Millbrook Press, 1993.

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