Short Essay: Social Dimensions of Disaster

19Jan 2022 by

Watch the recorded lectures and then the videos pertaining to the General Slocum Disaster and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. 

What are some of the sociological issues raised by these two incidents?
What categories and groups were impacted by these disasters?
What populations were most vulnerable?
What changes in laws were brought about as a result of the lessons learned in these two disasters?
What did you learn about these two disasters?