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Killing for Coal : America's Deadliest Labor War

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9780674046917

ISBN10:
0674046919
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Pub. Date:
5/1/2010
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Harvard Univ Pr
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Summary

On a spring morning in 1914, in the stark foothills of southern Colorado, members of the United Mine Workers of America clashed with guards employed by the Rockefeller family, and a state militia beholden to Coloradors"s industrial barons. When the dust settled, nineteen men, women, and children among the minersrs" families lay dead. The strikers had killed at least thirty men, destroyed six mines, and laid waste to two company towns.Killing for Coal offers a bold and original perspective on the 1914 Ludlow Massacre and the "Great Coalfield War." In a sweeping story of transformation that begins in the coal beds and culminates with the deadliest strike in American history, Thomas Andrews illuminates the causes and consequences of the militancy that erupted in colliersrs" strikes over the course of nearly half a century. He reveals a complex world shaped by the connected forces of land, labor, corporate industrialization, and workersrs" resistance.Brilliantly conceived and written, this book takes the organic world as its starting point. The resulting elucidation of the coalfield wars goes far beyond traditional labor history. Considering issues of social and environmental justice in the context of an economy dependent on fossil fuel, Andrews makes a powerful case for rethinking the relationships that unite and divide workers, consumers, capitalists, and the natural world.

Author Biography

Thomas G. Andrews is Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado Denver.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Introduction: Civil War, Red and Bloodyp. l
A Dream of Coal-Fired Benevolencep. 20
The Reek of the New Industrialismp. 50
Riding the Wave to Survive an Earth Transformedp. 87
Dying with Their Boots Onp. 122
Out of the Depths and on to the Marchp. 157
The Quest for Containmentp. 197
Shouting the Battle Cry of Unionp. 233
Epiloguep. 287
Abbreviationsp. 293
Notesp. 295
Acknowledgmentsp. 371
Indexp. 377
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