Ludlow book wins Bancroft Prize
Historian Thomas G. Andrews, author of Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, has been named one of three recipients of the Bancroft Prize, awarded annually by Columbia University. You can read one review of Andrews’ book here. Ludlow, as I wrote last year when blogging for the Poetry Foundation, has been previously tackled most notably by Woody Guthrie, Howard Zinn, and Zeese Papanikolas (as well as by poet David Mason). Killing for Coal adds to these works a unique eco-historical reading of the massacre and is a must-read for historians and environmentalists — especially activists in today’s mountaintop removal social movements.