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Coal Mining in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:06, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, coal mining was the most important industry in Colorado. Coal mines served as the crucibles of empire, churning out the fuel needed to power the railroads, precious-metal mines, and smelters that helped develop the region. They were also...

Columbine Mine Massacre

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:13, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
On November 21, 1927, members of a Colorado militia fired into a crowd of hundreds of striking miners in the Weld County town of Serene , killing six and wounding twenty. The Columbine Massacre showed that little had changed in Colorado in terms of relations between workers and companies, as well...

Industrial Workers of the World

Added by yongli on 06/28/2021 - 15:31, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 07:05
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was founded in Chicago in 1905 as an explicitly anarchist-socialist alternative to the major labor unions of the time, which the IWW’s leaders deemed too conservative. In the following decades, the organization suffered from government suppression on both...
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