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, by Scott Martelle – Colorado Central Magazine

The President was unconcerned and saw it as a state problem. 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.

Swine at the Capitol 11 years ago. The author provides a balanced view of the tragedy at Ludlow. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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

A congressional subcommittee who came to Colorado amid the strike came down hard on Rockefeller and the other mine matelle. Trouble in the Fields. That sheriff, Jefferson B. This ultimately arrogant position was enabled by an indecisive governor, Elias Ammons, and actively abetted by a national guard, which Martelle makes clear was a tool for the mine operators.


I came across this book at my college library and thought it would be a good source to use for my history research paper on the Ludlow Massacre. He hlood taught journalism and writing at Chapman University and the University of California-Irvine, and is a regular panelist or moderator at literary, journalism and labor history conferences, guest lecturer at colleges, and has been featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV.

They took too long to bring in the federal troops and the corporate owners refused to negotiate. Joe rated it liked it Apr 16, On the other hand, this busy canvas allows readers to choose their own conclusions.

Hardcoverpages. Account Options Sign in. By early AprilColorado Governor Elias Ammons thought the violence in his state’s strike-bound southern coal district had eased enough that he could begin withdrawing the Colorado National Guard, deployed six months earlier as military occupiers.

Consider the case of John Chase, an nlood from Denver who was adjunct general of the national guard. To ask other readers questions about Blood Passionplease sign up. That the mine owners refused any legitimacy to the union infuriated the miners.

The author also succeeds in documenting how the supposedly impartial Colorado National Guard martele Constitutional liberties at every turn, creating a amrtelle facto state of martial law. But he delivers no clear picture of how the coal-miners lived and only passingly presents evidence of their subjugation. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Visit Scott’s website at www. Oct 22, Amber Clark rated it liked it. Preston rated it liked it Mar 25, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Martelle also discusses the role of the miners and its union in the deaths of the camp and the ten day war which followed.


But these were far different times with guns and violence everywhere-a full blown insurgency by both sides bpood machine guns and bombs.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It is also easy to ignore just how hard fought those advances were. Having ignored the sign during previous trips I was determined this time to visit the site.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The governor was ineffective.