(Andrews, Thomas G - 2011) -- Fellowship
Award or Honor Receipt
Professor Andrews’ research interests span a number of traditional academic specialties, including Western, Native American, and environmental history as well as labor history and the scholarship of teaching and learning in history. A number of these lines converged in his book Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, which approaches the famous 1914 massacre of more than a dozen miners and their family members in Ludlow, Colorado as much more than a labor dispute. In fact, Professor Andrews’ book constitutes the first full-fledged environmental history of labor struggle. Killing for Coal won a number of prizes, including the Bancroft Prize for the top book in the field of history and the university’s Kayden Book Award (see related story on page 15). During the term of his Guggenheim Fellowship, Professor Andrews conducted research for his next book, An Animal’s History of the United States, an examination of human- animal relationships during the past 600 years. A regular presenter for the National Center for History Education, Professor Andrews has also been involved with the National Center for History in the Schools and the National History Education Clearinghouse.