Detail View: Colorado Coal Project: Reestablishing peace after the Ludlow Massacre

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Reestablishing peace after the Ludlow Massacre
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Creator: 
McMahan, Ronald L.
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Ludlow Massacre, Colo., 1913-1914
Subject: 
Intervention (Federal government) -- United States
Subject: 
Labor movement -- United States
Subject: 
Garrison, Lindley M. (Lindley Miller), 1864-1932
Subject: 
Holbrook, Williard (Major)
Description: 
"This paper was originally presented as 'The Governor, The Secretary of War, and the Colorado Coal Strike of 1914' at … the 1976 Western History Association Annual Conference, … [in] Denver, Colorado." It gives an account of the time after the Ludlow Massacre when the Governor of Colorado was unable to restore peace to mining towns and he reluctantly asked federal troops for help. The deployment was managed directly by the Secretary of War, Lindley Garrison, and handled locally by Major Williard Holbrook. Soldiers closed saloons and gun shops, disarmed both the striking miners and some of the police, and guarded mining towns. They remained entirely neutral, President Wilson stressing that Colorado needed to resolve the actual labor issues itself. The occupation, which lasted until January 1915, is portrayed as a rare but necessary means to quell "domestic violence."
Description Type: 
summary
Publisher: 
University of Colorado Boulder Archives
Contributor: 
Albright, Joan
Date: 
1976
Type: 
Text
Format: 
text/pdf
Identifier: 
narv_coloradoCoal_transAlbright
Language: 
English
Coverage (Spatial): 
Colorado
Coverage (Spatial): 
Ludlow, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Trinidad, CO
Coverage (Temporal): 
1914