I got locked up in a train car four times today...
...after I finished helping build it.
To add insult to injury, Azazello shoved me toward the car repeatedly, with the butt of his rifle, and loaded me into the car.
“Are You an American, or Are You Not?”
On July 12th, 1917, over a thousand striking mineworkers and their supporters were kidnapped and illegally deported from Bisbee, Arizona, in one of the largest vigilante actions in American history. In Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands, historian Katherine Benton-Cohen treats the episode as a critical moment in the historical creation of racial boundaries, one that the town of Bisbee is now marking with a series of events and conversations aimed at shaping a public reckoning with these issues that so obviously still vex the nation. Below, Benton-Cohen considers the “Bisbee Deportation” and the discussions now taking place around its centennial.