Thomas G. Andrews, PhD

Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War

Thomas G. Andrews, PhD, on his award-winning book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, which discusses the Ludlow Massacre in southern Colorado and the following “Great Coalfield War” which resulted in dozens of deaths, two destroyed company towns, and six destroyed mines.

[Recorded May 13, 2020.]

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      Thomas G. Andrews

      Thomas G. Andrews, PhD, specializes in the social and environmental history of the American West. Professor Andrews graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Harvard University Press, 2008), won six awards, including the Bancroft Prize. His most recent book, Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies (Harvard University Press, 2015), is an environmental history of the Colorado headwaters region of Rocky Mountain National Park. He is now working on a multi-book project on human-animal relationships in U.S. history. Andrews is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars Award, and other honors.