Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre

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U of Nebraska Press, 1991 - History - 331 pages
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Louis Tikas was a union organizer killed in the battle between striking coal miners and state°militia in Ludlow, Colorado, in 1914. In Buried Unsung he stands for a whole generation of immigrant workers who, in the years before World War I, found themselves caught between the realities of industrial America and their aspirations for a better life.
 

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"...and out on the pavement was Mother Jones with her parade. The marchers’ signs read: YOU CANNOT WHIP US INTO CITIZENSHIP WITH SHERIFFS AND GATLING GUNS." 
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Contents

Louis Tikas in the mortuary
9
Louis Skliris
26
Soldiers in front of Ludlow saloon
57
Karl Linderfelt
99
Troops preparing for duty
114
Winter golf
129
Mother Jones and Louis Tikas
141
Louis Tikas at Ludlow well
156
The Investigation
175
Forbes tent colony destroyed
188
The Memorial Wheat
193
Ludlow
207
Ludlow tent colony
208
Loutra
257
Reference Notes
273
Selected Bibliography
321

The Women
159
Miners wives preparing food
162

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About the author (1991)

Zeese Papanikolas, who lives in California, is the author, with Frank Bergon, of Looking Far West: The Search for the American West in History, Myth and Literature (1978).

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