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Title Making an American workforce : the Rockefellers and the legacy of Ludlow / edited by Fawn-Amber Montoya.

Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (pages 197-205) and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Learning from Ludlow; 2. Dr. Richard Corwin and Colorado's Changing Racial Divide; 3. Governor Elias Ammons and the 1913-1914 Southern Colorado Coal Strike; 4. In Order to Form a More Perfect Worker; 5. Field Days, YMCA, and Baseball; 6. A Tale of Two Employee Representation Plans in the Steel Industry; 7. Putting the "I" in CF 8. The Legacy of Ludlow; Bibliography; Contributors; Index.
Summary "Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the policies of the early years of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Making an American Workforce explores John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s welfare capitalist programs and their effects on the company's diverse workforce. Focusing on the workers themselves--men, women, and children representative of a variety of immigrant and ethnic groups--contributors trace the emergence of the Employee Representation Plan, the work of the company's Sociology Department, and CF & I's interactions with the YMCA in the early twentieth century. They examine CF & I's early commitment to Americanize its immigrant employees and shape worker behavior, the development of policies that constructed the workforce it envisioned while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the strike that eventually led to the Ludlow Massacre, and the impact of the massacre on the employees, the company, and beyond. Making an American Workforce provides greater insight into the repercussions of the Industrial Representation Plan and the Ludlow Massacre, revealing the long-term consequences of Colorado Fuel and Iron Company policies on the American worker, the state of Colorado, and the creation of corporate culture. Making an American Workforce will be of interest to Western, labor, and business historians."-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Montoya, Fawn-Amber.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960.
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company -- History.
Americanization -- History.
Industrial welfare -- Colorado -- Ludlow -- History.
Ludlow (Colo.) -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781607323105 (electronic bk.)
1607323109 (electronic bk.)
9781607323099 (hardback)