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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


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