• History

Radicalism in the States

The Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party and the American Political Economy
Author: Richard M. Valelly
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226845357
Category: History
Page: 258
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Concentrated in states outside the Northeast and the South, state-level third-party radical politics has been more widespread than many realize. In the 1920s and 1930s, American political organizations strong enough to mount state-wide campaigns, and often capable of electing governors and members of Congress, emerged not only in Minnesota but in Wisconsin and Washington, in Oklahoma and Idaho, and in several other states. Richard M. Valelly treats in detail the political economy of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party (1918-1944), the most successful radical, state-level party in American history. With the aid of numerous interviews of surviving organizers and participants in the party's existence, Valelly recreates the party's rise to power and subsequent decline, seeking answers to some broad, developmental questions. Why did this type of politics arise, and why did it collapse when it did? What does the party's history tell us about national political change? The answers lie, Valelly argues, in America's transition from the political economy of the 1920s to the New Deal. Combining case study and comparative state politics, he reexamines America's political economy prior to the New Deal and the scope and ironies of the New Deal's reorganization of American politics. The results compellingly support his argument that the federal government's increasing intervention in the economy profoundly transformed state politics. The interplay between national economy policy-making and federalism eventually reshaped the dynamics of interest-group politics and closed off the future of "state-level radicalism." The strength of this argument is highlighted by Valelly's cross-national comparison with Canadian politics. In vivid contrast to the fate of American movements, "province level radicalism" thrived in the Canadian political environment. In the course of analyzing one of the "supressed alternatives" of American politics, Valelly illuminates the influence of the national political economy on American political development. Radicalism in the States will interest students of economic protest, of national policy-making, of interest-group politics and party politics.

    • History

A Celebration of Work


Author: Norman Best
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261273
Category: History
Page: 241
View: 6788
“Nothing is better for a person than to have an opportunity to do meaningful work," says Norman Best in this memoir detailing his forty-eight years as a blue-collar worker. During those years, he built and maintained highways and bridges in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and served stints as a machinist in the San Francisco shipyards and as business agent for Local 86 of the International Association of Machinists. In A Celebration of Work he shows how the construction of rural roads, railroad bridges, and modern superhighways depended on the expertise of skilled workers who cared deeply about quality. Yet the work of private contractors, interested solely in profit, was often careless and dangerous. Best's concern for the worker led him to the Communist Party in the 1930s, but, disillusioned with the party's leadership, he left it in 1946. His philosophy of economic democracy, rooted in Jeffersonian democracy, Marxian socialism, and the Golden Rule, renders his voice unique. Whether Best is describing organizing a union, busting the highway construction contract system, or refusing to cooperate with the FBI, his memoir honors the art of laboring with pride, self-confidence, and dignity.

    • Antiquarian booksellers

Bookman's Yearbook


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
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    • Education

The American Scholar


Author: William Allison Shimer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
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    • History

The North Country Reader

Classic Stories
Author: Jean Ervin
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873513883
Category: History
Page: 450
View: 3111
A classic anthology of Minnesota literature, with selections from novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs, that conveys the diversity of the Minnesota Experience.

    • Minnesota

Minnesota History


Author: Theodore Christian Blegen,Bertha Lion Heilbron
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Minnesota
Page: N.A
View: 4266
Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.

    • History

Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years, 1870-1920


Author: David M. Rabban
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521655378
Category: History
Page: 422
View: 8754
Most American historians and legal scholars incorrectly assume that controversies and litigation about free speech began abruptly during World War I. However, this text reveals that important free speech controversies and legal cases, often involving sex reformers and labor unions, preceded the Espionage Act of 1917.

    • Cities and towns

The American City


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
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    • Cities and towns

The American City


Author: Arthur Hastings Grant,Harold Sinley Buttenheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
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    • Bibliography

The Publisher


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Publisher: N.A
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    • American literature

The Cumulative Book Index


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    • Editions

Guide to Reprints

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    • American literature

Books in Print


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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

    • European literature

Scenes from the Drama of European Literature


Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719014574
Category: European literature
Page: 256
View: 9847

    • History

Political Prairie Fire

The Nonpartisan League, 1915-1922
Author: Robert Loren Morlan
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452911231
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 4315
Political Prairie Fire was first published in 1955. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Political Prairie Fire was first published in 1955. The farmers of North Dakota were ripe for revolt when the magnetic figure of A. C. Townley strode into their midst and offered them a new political formula to redress their grievances. Townley's plan was simple but revolutionary; it called for the formation of a Nonpartisan Political League dedicated to the election of candidates through the established two-party system and to a platform emphasizing public ownership of certain vital farm services and facilities, such as terminal grain elevators and hail insurance on crops. Like the great prairie fires of the plains states, the political flames of the Nonpartisan League spread swiftly from one farm to the next across North Dakota and into the adjoining states. The League is regarded by many as the last of the great agrarian protest movements. It is historically significant because it achieved a measure of success well beyond that of most similar movements. It controlled the government of one state for some years, elected state officials and legislators in a number of midwestern and western states, and sent several congressmen to Washington. Its impact helped shape the destinies of a dozen states and the political philosophies of an important segment of the nation's voters. The League's methods of operation often serve today as a guide for political action. This is the first detailed, unbiased history of the Nonpartisan League. Thoroughly documented for the specialist, it is nevertheless equally interesting for the general reader.

    • Social Science

Heroes in the Night

Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement
Author: Tea Krulos
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613747780
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6982
On a frigid March night, journalist Tea Krulos shivered in a Milwaukee park, waiting for a masked crimefighter. Finally the Watchman arrived, not in a Batmobile or swinging from a web shooter, but driving a tan, four-door Pontiac. He was in costume, of course—a trenchcoat, motorcycle gloves, army boots, a domino mask, and a red hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with a “W” logo. The two had spoken before on the phone, but never face-to-mask. By the end of the interview, Krulos wasn’t sure if the Watchman was delightfully eccentric or completely crazy. But he was going to find out. Heroes in the Night traces Krulos’s journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes, random citizens who have adopted comic-book style personas and hit the streets to fight injustice—helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or patroling their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. By day, these modern Clark Kents work as dishwashers, pencil pushers, and executives in Fortune 500 companies. But by night, only the Shadow knows. Well, the Shadow and Tea Krulos. Through historic research, extensive interviews, and many long hours walking on patrol in Brooklyn and Seattle, San Diego and Minneapolis, Krulos discovered what being a RLSH is all about. Heroes in the Night profiles dozens of RLSHs and shares not only their shining, triumphant moments, but some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters as well. Tea Krulos is a freelance journalist and creator of the blog “Heroes in the Night.” He lives in Arcadia, Florida.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dictionary of Technical Water, Water Quality, Environmental, Natural Resource, and Water-Related Words, Gary A. Horton, 2002

Dictionary of Technical Water, Water Quality, Environmental, Natural Resource, and Water-Related Words
Author: Great Basin Research
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 537
View: 3151
GREAT BASIN RESEARCH Natural Resources Information Group ˜ Dictionary ˜ of TECHNICAL WATER, WATER QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL, NATURAL RESOURCE, AND WATER-RELATED WORDS January 2002 Researched, Written, Compiled, and Edited by Gary A. Horton, Resource and Financial Economist ©2001-2002 Great Basin Research [Note on word presentation and cross references: Defined words are initially presented in Capitalized Bold; cross-referenced words within definitions are presented the first time in Capitalized Italics. Words are generally presented according to their common pronunciation, i.e., “Absorption Tower” versus “Tower, Absorption”. Acronyms, where presented, will either present the full word term or refer back to the full word, unless the acronym is more commonly used. In addition, words are presented according to the whole root word’s most accepted spelling, therefore “Water Vapor” will appear before “Waterborne”.

    • Political Science

A People's History of the Supreme Court

The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised Edition
Author: Peter Irons
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101503133
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
View: 2027
A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States, Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants." To understand key issues facing the supreme court and the current battle for the court's ideological makeup, there is no better guide than Peter Irons. This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Howard Zinn. "A sophisticated narrative history of the Supreme Court . . . [Irons] breathes abundant life into old documents and reminds readers that today's fiercest arguments about rights are the continuation of the endless American conversation." -Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

    • Political Science

The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics


Author: Major Garrett,Tim J. Penny
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312246020
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 3808
In the world of politics, it's hard to separate the truth from the lies. In this strongly argued but nonpartisan book, Major Garrett and Timothy J. Penny draw on their combined decades of experience watching government work to illuminate the deceptions and delusions to which we as citizens are subjected every election season. Here are some of the lies: Tax Cuts Are Good Social Security Is a Sacred Government Trust Medicare Works Money Buys Elections Republicans Believe in Smaller Government Democrats Are Compassionate