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Unformatted text preview: B Read chapter one in Fierce Discontent, chapters 5 & 9 Judicial murder- murder because systems needs to make an example out of agitators Anarchism- chaos Som- society communally owns means of production Ideology- Napolean Bonaparte, stems from ideas of French revolution, set of beliefs based on world view shaped by identifiable cohort, which encourages programs or policy intended to benefit society or individuals Ideologues- always fighting for the other side Utopian- literally, no place Edward Bellamy- wrote Looking backward. Utopia because sot industrial state Henry George- Knights of Labor- tried to be giant union that united variety of workers (white and blue collar) founder 1869 in Philadelphia, wanted single great union of producers (those who actually do the work) lawyers, banker, gamblers, saloon keepers not allowed to join- all workers of hand and brain allowed to join, wanted weekly pay in cash (instead of whenever employer wanted to pay you) cash as opposed to script redeemable at stores, wanted equal justice in court and an end to child labor. 1930s new deal got rid of child labor. Wanted arbitration for labor disputes, equal pay for men and women, general stores and credit unions, insurance,. Grew rapidly 1880s .25 mil members. b/c of resistence from employers and was too diverse to hold together Wobblies- international workers of the world, 1905 wanted to overthrow capitalist control of econ and political system by boycotts, opposed political involvement in electoral process 1912 over 30k members-after civil war, went from agrarian to industrial, were still family farmers during this time-20s and 30s became more suburban and urban-producerism: small farmers who sell, shouldnt be taken away by capitalists Agrarian revolt- Populism- peoples party of the 1890s (populous party) any of the agrarian movements that took place after the civil war, bottom up and often emotional appeal to the little person-1880s US surpassed England in terms of economic growth-1881- corn selling for .63 cents a bushel, .28 a decade later-Andrew Carnegie- farmers people who live by golden rule-Highest suicide rates on farms-Farmers had lack of status, felt victimized-Bimetallism there is hard money and soft money, fiduciary can be made out of something with intrinsic value, also fiat money which has value because of government command, can have hybrid between the two Tuesday- reaction paper to Death in the Haymarket Gilded age- given by Mark Twain for after civil war when people wanted to get rich quick, US was entering industrialization. Nations tend to suppress unpleas memories, US has image of itself, so when we hear about this age we hear about good things (inventions). 1870s-90s....
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