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“Poverty Enslaves Men We Boast are Political Sovereigns”: Progress and Poverty and Henry George’s Republicanism

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the system of political economy that Henry George would develop in Progress and Poverty. It begins with an overview of the turmoil of the 1870s, which culminated in the bloody ... More


Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Edward O'Donnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals ... More


“Your Party will go into Pieces”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rise and fall of Henry George and the United Labor Party (ULP) in New York City. In particular, it considers the circumstances that led to the dissolution of the ULP and ... More


Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723–90), the author of Inquiry into…the Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. His ... More


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