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Ludlow is a novel in verse that tells the story of a handful of immigrants Greek, Mexican, Scottish, Italian in southern Colorado, climaxing in the Ludlow Massacre of April 1914, in which elements of the Colorado National Guard killed striking miners and family members. The novel follows two primary characters: the fictional Luisa Mole, orphaned in the opening chapter, who must choose between life among the miners and the middle-class family who adopt her; and the historical figure Louis Tikas, a Cretan immigrant who, in the course of the book, becomes a labor organizer and a Ludlow martyr. But several minor characters Too Tall MacIntosh, Lefty Calabrini, George Reed and his family, and even John D. Rockefeller, Jr. also play significant roles in the book, which never succumbs to simplistic political pieties, but is engaged with identity and being.

cover of Ludlowauthor: David Mason
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1597090832
binding: Paperback
list price: $18.95 USD
amazon price: $16.78 USD