The Archaeology of Class War
The Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914
by Karin Larkin (Editor) , Randall H. McGuire (Editor)
The Archaeology of the Colorado Coalfield War Project has conducted archaeological investigations at the site of the Ludlow Massacre in Ludlow, Colorado, since 1996. With the help of the United Mine Workers of America and funds from the Colorado State Historical Society and the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, the scholars involved have integrated archaeological finds with archival evidence to show how the everyday experiences of miners and their families shaped the strike and its outcome.
This book weaves together material culture, documents, oral histories, landscapes, and photographs to reveal aspects of the strike and life in early twentieth-century Colorado coalfields unlike any standard documentary history. Excavations at the site of the massacre and the nearby town of Berwind exposed tent platforms, latrines, trash dumps, and the cellars in which families huddled during the attack. Myriad artefacts -- from canning jars to a doll's head -- reveal the details of daily existence and bring the community to life.
The book will be of interest to archaeologists, historians, and general readers interested in mining and labour history.
- Imprint University Press of Colorado
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9780870819551 / 0870819550
- Publication Country or regionColorado
- Publish StatusPublished
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