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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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Mar 05, Wade rated it really liked it. I purchased this previously, then again to give to a friend, and then again to have an extra copy for myself because I am always pawsion it out. Money in the Ground. Several local newspapers were in cahoots with the mine owners, and even the Denver papers could be persuaded to pull punches.

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

The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American Westabout a coal strike that left more than 75 people dead in showdowns between miners and the Colorado state militia that didn’t end until the U. Although entitled the Ludlow Massacre it’s the story of a prolonged campaign of violence in the Colorado mine fields circa Preston rated it liked it Mar 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Exhaustive historically, non partisan exploration of the early labor movement in the coal mining areas of Colorado. 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. Martelle also suggests that mine safety was an underlying issue, because union mines had far fewer injuries and deaths than non-union mines. Customers who bought this item also bought. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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This story was not relentlessly simplified by Martelle, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, but some may wish the author had been less conscientious. Very detailed, yet rarely dry, this book shows the dynamics of our Western expansion and immigration issues. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Write a customer review. This book, on the Ludlow Massacre, brings that back into focus, though I wish it was better written.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this feature helpful? The author also succeeds in documenting how the supposedly impartial Colorado National Guard ignored Constitutional liberties at every turn, creating a de facto state of martial law. Jan 07, Charlie Quimby rated it really liked it Shelves: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. English Choose a language for shopping. Showing of 21 reviews.

Blood Passion, by Scott Martelle

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The unions lost to the Rockefellers but Rockefeller was permanently tarnished. Farr, had long been lining his own pockets in a classic case of elections rigged in complicity with the mine operators.

Currently – actually, always – he’s scouting around for his next topic. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Trivia About Blood Passion: It is also easy to ignore just how hard fought those advances were. 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. But he delivers no clear picture of how the coal-miners lived and only passingly presents evidence of their subjugation.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Does not attempt an examination of the ramifications though it recommends a book that does. The next day, the bodies of two women and eleven children were found suffocated in a below-ground shelter.

Here, Martelle offers facts but -aside from his strongly argued introduction and epilogue -generally leaves the conclusion to readers. The author provides a balanced view of the tragedy at Ludlow.

A veteran journalist and member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board, Martelle also writes books primarily about overlooked people and events from history. Robert Bentley rated it it was amazing Dec 15, On the other hand, this busy canvas allows readers to choose their own conclusions. Blow-by-blow accounts have value -and danger.