The Ludlow Massacre: Class, Warfare, and Historical Memory in Southern Colorado

  title={The Ludlow Massacre: Class, Warfare, and Historical Memory in Southern Colorado},
  author={Mark Clarence Walker},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  • M. Walker
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • History
  • Historical Archaeology
Because battlefields can be potent symbols in the construction of historical memory, they can remain sites of struggle for as long as that memory is important. History professionals, such as archaeologists, participate fully in these struggles. The commemoration of the Ludlow Massacre Site, a battlefield in the industrial wars of the early-20th century is discussed. The commemoration of Ludlow highlights the role of class interest in the construction of historical memory. Doing archaeology at… Expand
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