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The Radical Middle Class : Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon

By: Johnston, Robert D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (421 p.).ISBN: 9781400849529.Subject(s): Middle class -- Oregon -- Portland -- History -- 20th century | Progressivism (United States politics) | Small business -- Oregon -- Portland -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Radical Middle Class : Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, OregonDDC classification: 305.550979549 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations and Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I. REHABILITATING THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS; One Rethinking the Middle Class: Politics, History, and Theory; Two Curt Muller and the Capitalist Middle Class: Social Misconstructions of Reality; Three Harry Lane and the Radicalism of Middle-Class Reform; PART II. THE POPULIST POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PROGRESSIVE ERA PORTLAND; Four The Contours of Class in Portland; Five Capitalism, Anticapitalism, and the Solidarity of Middle Class and Working Class
Six Petit Bourgeois Politics in Portland and World HistorySeven Will Daly: The Petit Bourgeois Hero of Labor; PART III. "THE MOST COMPLETE DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD": THE POPULIST RADICALISM OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY; Eight Direct Democracy as Antidemocracy? The Evolution of the Oregon System, 1884-1908; Nine Direct Democracy's Mechanic: William S. U'Ren; Ten From the Grand Reorganization to a Syndicalism of Housewives: Feminist Populism and the Other Spirit of '76; Eleven The Political Economy of Populist Democracy: The Single Tax Movement in Portland, 1908-1916
PART IV. A POPULISM OF THE BODY: THE RATIONALITY AND RADICALISM OF ANTIVACCINATIONISMTwelve A Deluded Mob of Ignorant Fools? The Historiography of Antivaccination, and the Risks of Vaccination; Thirteen Shutting Down the Schools: Parents and Protest in Mt. Scott; Fourteen From the Death of a Child to Sedition against the State: The Life and Ideology of Lora C. Little; Fifteen Direct Democracy and Antivaccination; Sixteen The Success and Radicalism of Antivaccination; PART V. THE USES OF POPULISM AFTER PROGRESSIVISM: THE 1922 SCHOOL BILL AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN
Seventeen School Boards and Strikes: Petite Bourgeoisie against EliteEighteen Liberal Populism: The Compulsory Public School Bill; Nineteen Corporate Tools: The Middling World of the Portland Klan; Twenty The Producer's Call and the Portland Housewives' Council: The Tenuous Survival of Petit Bourgeois Radicalism; PART VI. CONCLUSION: POPULISM, CAPITALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS; Twenty-One The Lower Middle Class in the American Century; Twenty-Two The Fate of Populism: Moral Economy and the Resurgence of Middle-Class Politics
Appendix 1. TablesAppendix 2. Map, Voter Registration Density by Precinct, 1916; Abbreviations; Notes; Index
Summary: America has a long tradition of middle-class radicalism, albeit one that intellectual orthodoxy has tended to obscure. The Radical Middle Class seeks to uncover the democratic, populist, and even anticapitalist legacy of the middle class. By examining in particular the independent small business sector or petite bourgeoisie, using Progressive Era Portland, Oregon, as a case study, Robert Johnston shows that class still matters in America. But it matters only if the politics and culture of the leading player in affairs of class, the middle class, is dramatically reconceived. This book is a p
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations and Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I. REHABILITATING THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS; One Rethinking the Middle Class: Politics, History, and Theory; Two Curt Muller and the Capitalist Middle Class: Social Misconstructions of Reality; Three Harry Lane and the Radicalism of Middle-Class Reform; PART II. THE POPULIST POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PROGRESSIVE ERA PORTLAND; Four The Contours of Class in Portland; Five Capitalism, Anticapitalism, and the Solidarity of Middle Class and Working Class

Six Petit Bourgeois Politics in Portland and World HistorySeven Will Daly: The Petit Bourgeois Hero of Labor; PART III. "THE MOST COMPLETE DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD": THE POPULIST RADICALISM OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY; Eight Direct Democracy as Antidemocracy? The Evolution of the Oregon System, 1884-1908; Nine Direct Democracy's Mechanic: William S. U'Ren; Ten From the Grand Reorganization to a Syndicalism of Housewives: Feminist Populism and the Other Spirit of '76; Eleven The Political Economy of Populist Democracy: The Single Tax Movement in Portland, 1908-1916

PART IV. A POPULISM OF THE BODY: THE RATIONALITY AND RADICALISM OF ANTIVACCINATIONISMTwelve A Deluded Mob of Ignorant Fools? The Historiography of Antivaccination, and the Risks of Vaccination; Thirteen Shutting Down the Schools: Parents and Protest in Mt. Scott; Fourteen From the Death of a Child to Sedition against the State: The Life and Ideology of Lora C. Little; Fifteen Direct Democracy and Antivaccination; Sixteen The Success and Radicalism of Antivaccination; PART V. THE USES OF POPULISM AFTER PROGRESSIVISM: THE 1922 SCHOOL BILL AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN

Seventeen School Boards and Strikes: Petite Bourgeoisie against EliteEighteen Liberal Populism: The Compulsory Public School Bill; Nineteen Corporate Tools: The Middling World of the Portland Klan; Twenty The Producer's Call and the Portland Housewives' Council: The Tenuous Survival of Petit Bourgeois Radicalism; PART VI. CONCLUSION: POPULISM, CAPITALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS; Twenty-One The Lower Middle Class in the American Century; Twenty-Two The Fate of Populism: Moral Economy and the Resurgence of Middle-Class Politics

Appendix 1. TablesAppendix 2. Map, Voter Registration Density by Precinct, 1916; Abbreviations; Notes; Index

America has a long tradition of middle-class radicalism, albeit one that intellectual orthodoxy has tended to obscure. The Radical Middle Class seeks to uncover the democratic, populist, and even anticapitalist legacy of the middle class. By examining in particular the independent small business sector or petite bourgeoisie, using Progressive Era Portland, Oregon, as a case study, Robert Johnston shows that class still matters in America. But it matters only if the politics and culture of the leading player in affairs of class, the middle class, is dramatically reconceived. This book is a p

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Robert D. Johnston is Director of the Teaching of History Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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