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

Jan 07, Charlie Quimby rated it really liked it Shelves: Several local newspapers were in cahoots with the mine owners, and even the Denver papers could be persuaded to pull punches. Thank you for your feedback. Martelle also discusses the role of the miners and its union in the deaths of the camp and the ten day war which followed.

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And why is it that Colorado is the site Waco and Kent State are nothing compared to this incident or should I say incidents. Roy Filippo rated it liked it Jun 10, Too often the peripheral components of such a complex story are passed over or abbreviated. Visit Scott’s website at www.

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The Battle at Ludlow. The governor was ineffective.

Details the strike and massacre and other associated battles. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Salient is the violence of working people committed against working people, with ethnicity seeming to play no discernible role.


View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Of the 75 deaths that he could confirm during the 18 months of skirmishes, 33 were of strikers or their families, 5 were essentially innocent bystanders, and 37 were strikebreakers, mine guards, National Guard soldiers or others targeted by the miners. Nov 17, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Blood Passion: Joe rated it liked it Apr 16, 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 lending it out.

You may know that John D. First 80 pages more than a third of the book were background, expository and not great reading; once the strike began, the writing became more descriptive and interesting. There, 13 women, children, and a baby who were huddled in a pit below a tent died of smoke inhalation resulting from a fire set by militia from the Colorado National Guard. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Very detailed, yet rarely dry, this book shows the dynamics of our Western expansion and immigration issues.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. His analysis of the different forces–miner owners and their employees, the Colorado National Guard, and the mine strikers.

It also presented realization of what my Grandfather experienced when he emigrated to the U. Perhaps all this has been done adequately elsewhere, but this book needed a chapter or three, or at least some strong passages, to justify this tantalizing title. Account Options Sign in. Mar 05, Wade rated it really liked it.


Having ignored the sign during previous trips I was determined this time to visit the site. But Ammons misread the signals, and on April 20,a full-scale battle erupted between the remaining militiamen and armed strikers living in a tent colony at the small railroad town of Ludlow. America’s Deadliest Labor War. Jan 20, Jim Noyes rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. A congressional subcommittee who came to Colorado amid the strike came down hard on Rockefeller and the other mine operators.

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

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It’s a treasured part of my collection. The next day, the bodies of two women and eleven children were found suffocated in a below-ground shelter. Adam Benden rated it really liked it Dec 12, Previous works include The Madman and the Assassin: English Choose a language for shopping. A native of Maine who grew up in rural western New York, he lives with his wife blod their two sons in Irvine, California.