[COLORADO COALFIELD WAR] [MOTHER JONES]
The Struggle in Colorado for Industrial Freedom. No. 13 - August 17, 1914. The Activities in Colorado of "Mother Jones"
[Denver]: [Committee of Coal Mine Managers], 1914. First Edition. One of a series of anti-union "newsletters" issued weekly by the Committee of Coal Mine Managers in an effort to sway public opinion away from the Western Federation of Miners during the protracted and bloody 1914 Colorado coal strike. These leaflets were later collected and bound in a single pamphlet volume (under the general title Facts Concerning The Struggle in Colorado); the original issues, mailed directly to public officials and news agencies, are now very scarce. The present issue attempts to discredit the activities of the great strike leader Mary "Mother" Jones, who at 82 years old had been seized by the local militia and thrown in jail - providing a major propaganda coup for the strikers. OCLC locates only two copies; none in commerce (of this or any other of the weekly Struggle in Colorado newsletters). Octavo (24cm). Four leaves, stapled at upper left, printed recto only. Old folds from mailing; slight tearing at staple, Very Good.