Blood Passion has 70 ratings and 12 reviews. Scott Martelle (Goodreads Author) To ask other readers questions about Blood Passion, please sign up. Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West by Scott Martelle Published in by Rutgers University Press. Scott Martelle read from his book, [Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West.] He described the history of the.

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That the mine owners refused any legitimacy to the union infuriated the miners. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Showing of 21 reviews.

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Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West by Scott Martelle

But Ammons misread the signals, and on April 20, His newest is William Walker’s Wars: Mar 05, Wade rated it really liked it. Rockefeller’s mining empire in Colorado: Nov 19, Riley rated it liked it.


Product details Paperback Publisher: One of the definitive, journalistic books out there about Ludlow. This is a very interesting read. Almost all labor violence, by the way, here as elsewhere was done against workers, not by workers.

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There was the bloodshed at Cripple Creek in and, about the same time, at Telluride, where a mine superintendent was shot and also where strike-breaking miners, commonly called scabs, were forced at gunpoint by strikers to march over 13,foot Imogene Pass on a cold October night.

This book, on the Ludlow Massacre, marteloe that back into focus, though I wish it was better written. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Written in the easy to understand newspaper typoe prose.

Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West

English Choose a language for shopping. Farr, had long been lining his own pockets in a classic case of elections rigged in complicity with the mine operators. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wrote it, so what the hell.


There was no evidence of intentionality, only criminal negligence. The Ludlow Massacre is singled out because women and children were killed by the Colorado National Guard-more specifically by smoke inhalation for most of the dead.

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Get to Know Us. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. You may know that John D. Salient is the violence of working people committed against working people, with ethnicity seeming to play no discernible role.

The book grabs on and doesnt let go. More than a simple labor dispute, the events surrounding Ludlow embraced some of the most volatile social movements of the early twentieth century, pitting labor activists, socialists, and anarchists against the era’s powerful business class, including John D.