On this week’s episode of History is Revolting we talked about a violent incident that occurred during the 1927-1928 Colorado coal strike. Newspapers reported that on November 19, 1927, two “loyal miners” were dragged out of a pool hall in Aguilar, Colorado, and were badly beaten by fifteen “IWW agitators” with ” knives, clubs and brass knuckles.” We examined this incident and found that the full story was much more complicated and interesting than what was reported in the press.
- A Young Lords Fiesta: The Threat of a Good Example
- José Villa: A Spanish Militant in Colorado’s Coal Fields
- Clemente Chavez: Immigrant Miner and Wobbly Martyr
- Juan Noriega: From Immigrant Coal Miner and ‘Wobbly’ Agitator to Colorado State Senator
- Scabbing and Retribution: Violence in an Aguilar Pool Hall