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Colorado's War On Militant Unionism James H. Peabody And The Western Federation Of Miners

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Published November 1st 1991 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1972)
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Apr 29, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suggs gives background on the previous 10 years of labor struggles and increasing radicalization of the Western Federation of Miners leadership, and the rise of James Peabody to the governorship. The bulk of the book covers events in several sections of the state, where the Governor backed the mine and smelter owners and citizen's alliances in their favor, often by imposing martial law, and expelling or indefinitely detaining WFM workers and officials. The disputed 1904 election provides a coda. ...more
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Nov 17, 2016 Todd Laugen rated it liked it
Hard to believe the government sponsored attack on working folks. The mine owners went so far as to pay the salary of the state police.
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