All That Glitters: Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek
by Elizabeth Jameson
University of Illinois Press, 1998
Paper: 978-0-252-06690-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02391-0
Library of Congress Classification HD8039.M732U65 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.5620978858

      At the turn of the century, Colorado's Cripple Creek District captured
        the national imagination with the extraordinary wealth of its gold mines
        and the unquestionable strength of the militant Western Federation of
      In All That Glitters, Elizabeth Jameson tells the better-than-fiction
        story of Cripple Creek, the scene in 1894 of one of radical labor's most
        stunning victories and in 1903-4 of one of its most crushing defeats.
      Jameson's sources include working-class oral histories, the Victor and
        Cripple Creek Daily Press, published by thirty-four of the local
        labor unions, and the 1900 manuscript census. She connects unions with
        lodges and fraternal associations, ethnic identity, families, households,
        and partisan politics. Through these ties, she probes the differences
        in age, skill, gender, marital status, and ethnicity that strained working-class
        unity and contributed to the fall of labor in Cripple Creek.
      Jameson's book will be required reading for western, ethnic, and working-class
        historians seeking an alternative interpretation of western mining struggles
        that emphasizes class, gender, and multiple sources of social identity.
       A volume in the series The Working Class in American History, edited
        by David Brody, Alice Kessler-Harris, David Montgomery, and Sean Wilentz

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