Chapter 4 -- In order to form a more perfect worker: John D. Rockefeller Jr. and reform in Post-Ludlow Southern Colorado

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2014
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Henry, Robin
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Henry, Robin. 2014. Chapter 4 -- In order to form a more perfect worker: John D. Rockefeller Jr. and reform in Post-Ludlow Southern Colorado. Making an American Workforce The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow, edited by Fawn-Amber Montoya, pp 81-102

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The tumultuous events of the winter and early spring of 1913–14 transformed the coalfields and company towns of southern Colorado and marked a new episode in relations between labor and management. In the aftermath of the largest and deadliest strike in US history, no one could know the changes that lay ahead for all parties involved. As the shock of the events wore away, tears turned to anger and miners’ families, as well as many Americans, wondered how a mining strike could result in the death of thirty-three men, women, and children.

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