Suggested Paper Topics on the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914

1. What would you change about the Ludlow Memorial?

2. Who was responsible for the Ludlow Massacre?

3. How do the events of the Ludlow Massacre or the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914 compare to a current event that you have read about?

4. Discuss the relationship between immigration and coal companies in Colorado.

5. What role did class play in the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914?

6. Compare another violent labor strike, such as the coal miner strike in West Virginia in the 1920’s to the Colorado Coalfield Strike 1913-1914.

7. What was the role of the unions in the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914?

8.  Justify the actions of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and the Colorado National Guard against the strikers.  

9. What was the role of Mother Jones in the Colorado Coalfield Strike 1913-1914? What was her role in the national labor movement?

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