The Populist Vision.
By: Postel, Charles.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2009Description: 1 online resource (794 p.).ISBN: 9780199726219.Subject(s): Capitalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Farmers -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Middle class -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Populism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Social movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900 | United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918 | Working class -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Populist VisionDDC classification: 973.8 LOC classification: E661 .P67 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction Modern Times; Part I Farmers; 1 Push and Energy; 2 Knowledge and Power; 3 A Better Woman; 4 A Farmers' Trust; Part II Populists; 5 Business Politics; 6 Race Progress; 7 Confederation; 8 Shrine of Science; 9 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
In the late nineteenth century, monumental technological innovations like the telegraph and steam power made America and the world a much smaller place. New technologies also made possible large-scale organization and centralization. Corporations grew exponentially and the rich amassed great fortunes. Those on the short end of these wrenching changes responded in the Populist revolt, one of the most effective challenges to corporate power in American history. But what did Populism represent? Half a century ago, scholars such as Richard Hofstadter portrayed the Populist movement as an irrationa
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