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Great Coalfield War, The

By: McGovern, George S. & Leonard F. Guttridge
Price: $23.95

University Press of Colorado, 1996. The most complete account of the strike by the United Mineworkers' Union in Ludlow, Colorado, the most violent and significant battle of organized labor in the United States. The strike lasted more than a year and pitted thousands of immigrant miners--largely from Eastern Europe--against absentee company operators who controlled the coal mines of southern Colorado in the early twentieth century. Eventually, President Wilson ordered in federal troops to restore law and order. Paperback with photographic cover, 383 pages.