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Author Andrews, Thomas G., 1972-

Title Killing for coal : America's deadliest labor war / Thomas G. Andrews.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  331.8928223 An27k 2008    ---  Available
Description x, 386 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-370) and index.
Contents Introduction: civil war, red and bloody -- A dream of coal-fired benevolence -- The reek of the new industrialism -- Riding the wave to survive an earth transformed -- Dying with their boots on -- Out of the depths and on to the march -- The quest for containment -- Shouting the battle cry of union.
Summary "Killing for Coal offers a bold and original perspective on the Ludlow Massacre and the Great Coalfield War. In a sweeping story that begins in the coal beds and culminates with the deadliest strike in American history, Thomas Andrews examines the causes and consequences of the militancy that erupted in colliers' 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 workers' resistance." "Andrews illuminates the human and environmental transformations that turned a wild Western frontier into a gritty epicenter of union management conflict. Exploring struggles over social and environmental justice in a nation growing increasingly dependent on the fossilized energy that the miners worked to unearth, he makes a powerful case for rethinking the relationships that unite and divide workers, consumers, capitalists, and the natural world."--Jacket.
Subject Coal Strike, Colo., 1913-1914.
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Colorado -- History.
ISBN 9780674031012 (alk. paper)
0674031016 (alk. paper)

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