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Commemorating the centennial of the Cripple Creek Labor Wars, 1903-1904, this book recalls the causes and consequences of one of the era's violent labor strikes that spread throughout the Colorado mine fields. This publication contains papers contributed by the presenting authors during the June 5, 2004, symposium at Pikes Peak Library District and is intended to contribute to the scholarship regarding the events that occurred in the Cripple Creek District during the Colorado Labor Wars. Photographs include Western Federation of Miners (WFM) members who were arrested and held by the Colorado State Militia, then deported from the state as a consequence of their union affiliation. A "must read" for those interested in labor history, mining, and a time when the WFM asked, "Is Colorado in America?"