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The Fireman of Terre Haute

David Burns

in The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929504
eISBN:
9780199315963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929504.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the career and thought of Eugene Debs, the most powerful and popular disciple of the radical historical Jesus during the Progressive Era. Debs’s life also provides an example of ... More


Room of One's Own

in The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890–1920

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315836
eISBN:
9780226315850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315850.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Concern for the fate of individual agency and creativity in the emergent corporate political economy as presented by William James is shared by cosmopolitan patriots. During the late nineteenth ... More


The Rise of Baking Powder Business: The Midwest, 1880s–1890s

Linda Civitello

in Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041082
eISBN:
9780252099632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041082.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In Chicago and Terre Haute, Indiana, two new companies entered the baking powder war. Both used a new formula based on sodium aluminum sulfate, which Royal conflated with alum. Calumet was headed by ... More


Early Achievers on the American Left

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the impact on politics and society of a selection of left-wing personalities in the era from the late 1890s to 1920. Jack London wrote a critique of US imperialism in 1898; John ... More


“The Divorce between Labor and the Church”: Working People Strike Out on Their Own in 1894 Chicago

Heath W. Carter

in Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the 1890s, many of Chicago’s leading ministers were fretting about the possibility of an ugly “divorce” between workingmen and the church and yet most still stood their ground on the labor ... More


Turmoil Amid Reform: Immigrant Worker Protest and Progressivism

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter assesses how Woodrow Wilson's candidacy, along with that of Theodore Roosevelt and Eugene Debs, signaled the height of the Progressive Era, a time beginning in the early 1900s when ... More


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