Detail View: Colorado Coal Project: Barron Beshoar provides background information for the Ludlow Massacre (pt. 1 of 2)

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Barron Beshoar provides background information for the Ludlow Massacre (pt. 1 of 2)
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Creator: 
McMahan, Ronald L.
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Ludlow Massacre, Colo., 1913-1914
Subject: 
Lawson, John R., 1871-1945
Subject: 
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subject: 
Las Animas County (Colo.) -- History
Subject: 
Colorado Coal and Iron Company
Subject: 
United Mine Workers of America -- History -- 20th century
Description: 
Beshoar shows interviewers Berwind canyon, where there were two large mining camps until 1930. The Ludlow camp was created by evicted families from these and other nearby towns. He gives a description of Las Animas County and talks about his grandfather and father, as well as the founding of Trinidad and how towns were established along the railroad lines. He explains that the coal company controlled every aspect of the mostly immigrant miners' lives and promoted their cultural segregation. Eventually miners got organized and union tactics from around 1913 are described. Beshoar mentions people and events from before and after the Ludlow Massacre and tells how he came to write his book about John Lawson, "Out of the Depths."
Description Type: 
summary
Description: 
(p. 91-92 of pdf Beshoar6 and beginning of pdf Beshoar7) 10 min: Las Animas County and Beshoar's family history in the area = p. 3 of pdf 20 min: Founding Trinidad; early settlers; power of the early coal companies = p. 9 of pdf 30 min: Coking coal in Trinidad; heavy labor in the coal mines = p. 14 of pdf 40 min: Management may have discouraged common language, to deter strikes in the mines = p. 20 of pdf 50 min: Secret union meetings, to address poor wages and lack of personal freedom = p. 26 of pdf 60 min: Anti-union violence; recruitment of company guards; the Ludlow Massacre = p. 31 of pdf
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Publisher: 
University of Colorado Boulder Archives
Contributor: 
Beshoar, Barron B., 1907-1987
Date: 
1976
Type: 
MovingImage
Format: 
video/mp4
Identifier: 
192-Beshoar
Language: 
English
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Coverage (Spatial): 
Berwind Canyon, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Las Animas County, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Ludlow, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Trinidad, CO
Coverage (Temporal): 
1867/1914