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COLORADO LABOR WARS

 

COLORADO STATE MILITIA

COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD

WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS

UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA

 

THE PINKERTON LABOR SPY by Morris Friedman

Published by Wilshire Book Company.  200 William Street, New York.  1907.  First edition.  Original illustrated green cloth covers; 229 pages; several illustrations; plus advertisements.  Pages are near fine; covers are in very good condition; spine is sunned with some chipping on head and foot.  Many chapters about the Cripple Creek labor strike of 1903 - 1904, with an insight into the industrial war seen from a special perspective.  Also, facts and events of the strike in Telluride, Colorado.

 

THE MINERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Membership Card

THE MINERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION cardMembership Card issued 1912.  Victor, Colorado, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District.  Printed on card, "For the Protection of Holder, Not Transferable.  This card is the exclusive property of THE MINERS PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, WHO MAY RECOVER AND TAKE POSSESSION OF IT AT NY TIME .... "  This is the type of card the Mine Owners' Association of Cripple Creek issued to miners wishing to work in the District.  When this card was issued, it had been about seven years since the Western Federation of Miners Union had lost its power in Cripple Creek; however, the mine owners were still concerned about a resurgence of unionism.  So, miners were issued cards such as these to exercise control of their labor affiliations.  Card is in good plus to very good condition.

Price: $150.00

 

THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE COAL STRIKE ZONE OF COLORADO BY THE COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD, 1913 - 1914

Report of the Commanding General to the Governor for the Use of the Congressional Committee, exhibiting an Account of the Military Occupation to the Time of the First Withdrawal of the Troops in April, 1914.  Press of The Smith-Brooks Printing Company, Denver, Colorado, 1914.  Report to Governor Elias M. Ammons.  Book in its original gray printed wrappers; square-bound; 119 pages; no illustrations.  Condition: good plus; covers chipped and tears repaired; title page has some missing paper in the lower left-hand corner, but no print or information missing; old ink stains along edges of pages, but these stains did not bleed into pages.  Very scarce original printed report concerning the Ludlow Massacre and coal bearing areas of Las Animas County, Colorado.

 

 

THE CRIPPLE CREEK STRIKE, by Emma F. Langdon, rare inscribed copy of the first Victor, Colorado edition

THE CRIPPLE CREEK STRIKE, 1903 - 1904

Written by Mrs. Emma F. Langdon.  First edition, published by the Press of the Victor Daily Record, Victor, Colorado.  Typographical Union Victor No. 275.  Original brown cloth with gold print on front cover; 248 pages; complete with all illustrations.  Inscribed and signed by Langdon on inner front end-paper.  The first edition of this book is centered mostly on the Western Federation of Miners' labor strike in Colorado City and Cripple Creek.  The two subsequent editions of this book added details on the WFM's strike in Telluride and Denver.

Three different cloth bindings have been noted for the first edition: a) green cloth; b) brown cloth; and, c) blue cloth.  No preferential state has been determined for these various bindings.  Emma Langdon wrote this book after her husband, Charles G. Langdon, a linotype operator, was arrested and placed, along with the rest of the Victor Daily Record staff, in the Goldfield bull pen.  The idea and actuality that the staff of a newspaper could be arrested for what it printed so enraged Emma Langdon that she became an ardent spokesperson for the Western Federation of Miners.  Few copies have been noted to be signed or inscribed by Langdon.

Condition: very good plus; a few light stain marks on back cover; otherwise, pages are bright and clean.

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THE COLORADO MINE WAR

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By The Reverend A.A. Berle, D.D.   Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 1914; reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra.  Original printed wrappers; pages 548 - 572.  Reverend Berle's observations concerning the United Mine Workers of America Strike in the coals fields of Colorado; the conditions at The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company; and the actions of the Colorado State Militia.  Ludlow Massacre and more.  Condition: very good, with chip in lower right-hand corner of original wrappers.

 

 

FACTS CONCERNING THE STRUGGLE IN COLORADO FOR INDUSTRIAL FREEDOM

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Series I.  Issued by the Coal Mine Managers.  J.F. Wellborn, President, Colorado Fuel and Iron Co.; John C. Osgood, Chairman, Victor-American Fuel Co.; D.W. Brown, President, Rocky Mountain Fuel Co.  Original tan printed wrappers; 72 pages; no illustrations.  This is the CFI version of events surrounding the United Mine Workers of America strike against the Company.  Condition: very good plus to near fine.

 

 

UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: REPORT ON THE COLORADO STRIKE

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By George P. West.  Washington, D.C., 1915; Barnard & Miller Print, Chicago.  Original printed wrappers; square-bound; 189 pages; no illustrations.  Publication is concerned with the United Mine Workers strike in the Colorado coal fields.  Table of contents includes: "Causes of the Strike," "The Refusal of a Conference," "Violence and Policing," "The Colorado Militia and the Strike," "The Ultimate Responsibility," and "The Situation in Colroado After the Strike."  Condition: very good.

 

 

CRIMINAL RECORD OF THE WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS

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Coeur D'Alene to Cripple Creek, 1894 - 1904.  Compiled by The Colorado Mine Operators' Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The Smith-Brooks Printing Co., Denver, Colorado.  Original printed gray wrappers; 32 pages; no illustrations.  Good plus condition.

 

 

THE LABOR HISTORY OF THE CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT: A Study in Industrial Evolution

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By Benjamin McKie Rastall.  A Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1905.  Published February, 1908; Madison, Wisconsin.  Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, No. 198, Economic and Political Science Series, Vol. 3, No. 1, pages 1- 166.  Original printed wrappers; square-bound; illustrated.  Publication concerns both Cripple Creek, Colorado labor strikes in the Colorado gold fields.  Condition: good plus; later cloth reinforcement of spine; some chipping to wrappers; interior contents are near fine.

 

 

THE CRIPPLE CREEK STRIKE OF 1893

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by B.M. Rastall, With an Introduction by T.K. Urdahl.  Colorado College Studies, General Series No. 17.  Social Science Series No. 5, Volume II, Pages 1 - 48.  Colorado Springs, Colorado; June 1905.  Original printed gray wrappers; 48 pages; no illustrations.  Condition: very good plus

 

 

Western Federation of Miners broadside:

"Is Colorado in America?"

Telluride miner chained to post during 1903 - 1904 labor strike!

"Facsimile of the so-called 'Desecrated Flag,' published and distributed by the W.F. of M., which was the supposed cause of President Moyer's imprisonment."

Dimensions: 21-1/2 inches by 16 inches.  Facsimile signatures of Charles Moyer and William D. Haywood.  Condition of broadside: very good plus to near fine; some professional mending on reserve.

Also, THE CRIPPLE CREEK STRIKE: A HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL WARS IN COLORADO, 1903-4-5, being a Complete and Concise History of the Efforts of Organized Capital to Crush Unionism.  Copyrighted 1904-05.  Published by The Great Western Publishing Co., Denver, Colorado, 1905.  This is the second edition of this historically significant book.

Book in original burgundy cloth binding; 463 pages; illustrated; very good condition with fading of gilt lettering on front cover and spine; also, end-papers have been replaced.

From the introduction: "The state of Colorado ceased under the administration of James H. Peabody, to be republican in its form of government, and became a military oligarchy.  The expressed will of the people was ignored by their chosen representatives; thus brining upon the state a series of calamities, the magnitude of which may no readily be seen ...."

Book is a vehement diatribe against government, capitalists, and mine owners in Cripple Creek and Telluride, Colorado.  The WFM broadside is exceedingly scarce: it is the first one we have seen in 25 years.

This rare broadside has been framed in the appropriate conservation manner.

 

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We are always interested in purchasing large or small collections, from countless to single items.  We purchase Western Americana -- books, documents, maps, photographs, ledgers, journals, annual reports, manuscript material, memorabilia, etc.  We also purchase first edition literature, especially books or manuscripts that are signed/inscribed and dust-jacketed, such F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Ben Hecht, Eugene O'Neill, James Joyce, etc.  And, we are interested in science books, such as those by Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Paul Dirac, Linus Pauling, Steven Weinberg, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger, Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford. Max Planck, Ernrico Fermi, Robert Oppenheimer, etc.

"... But never again as during that all too short period when he and I were one person, when the fulfilled future and the wistful past were mingled in a single gorgeous moment -- when life was literally a dream...."  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from 'Early Success,' The Crack Up, October 1937

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