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Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

Lucy Barber

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242159
eISBN:
9780520931206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242159.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Jacob Coxey's army marched into Washington, D.C., in 1894, observers did not know what to make of this concerted effort by citizens to use the capital for national public protest. By 1971, ... More


Introduction

Lucy G. Barber

in Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242159
eISBN:
9780520931206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242159.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Critics of the tactic of marching on Washington dreaded—precisely, it turned out—that Jacob Coxey's Army might inspire many organized protests in the capital of the United States. Before Coxey's Army ... More


“Pressure, More Pressure, and Still More Pressure”: The Negro March on Washington and Its Cancellation, 1941

Lucy G. Barber

in Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242159
eISBN:
9780520931206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242159.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Eugene Davidson captured a brief account entitled “The Birth of Executive Order 8802” after serving as the assistant director for the march. This executive order against racial discrimination in ... More


Discipline for the Unemployed; Laissez-Faire for Business (1873–1920)

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

There was virtually no federal spending to counteract five major depressions or substantial unemployment in between. Unemployed people received almost no public or private assistance, and they were ... More


Unsettled: Nonunion Mobilization and the 1894 Strike

Dana M. Caldemeyer (ed.)

in Union Renegades: Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043505
eISBN:
9780252052385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043505.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the differences between union leaders and workers regarding union goals. As the 1893 depression set in, rural workers in multiple occupations mobilized to change the economic ... More


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