Grass-Roots Socialism: Radical Movements in the Southwest, 1895-1943

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LSU Press, 1978 - History - 450 pages
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In Grass-Roots Socialism, James Green includes information about the party's propaganda techniques, especially those used in the lively newspapers that claimed fifty thousand subscribers in the Southwest by 1913, and information about the attractive summer camp meetings that drew thousands of poor white tenant farmers to weeklong agitation and education sessions. In this broadly based study, Green examines such popular leaders as Oklahoma's Oscar Ameringer (the 'Mark Twain of American Socialism"), "Red Tom" Hickey of Texas, and Kate Richards O'Hare, who was second only to Eugene Debs as a Socialist orator.
  

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Contents

From Populism to Socialism in
12
Southwestern Progressivism and Agrarian
53
Troublesome Questions
87
Propagating the Socialist Gospel
126
Industrial Unions and the Socialist Party
176
Patterns of Socialist
228
Socialism and the Southwestern Class Struggle
270
War and Repression 19171920
345
Southwestern Socialists
396
Index
439
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James R. Green teaches in the College of Community and Public Service, University of Massachusetts at Boston. He received his doctorate from Yale University and has also taught at Brandeis University and Warwick University, England, where he was a visiting lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Social History.

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