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Title:
Grass-roots socialism : radical movements in the Southwest, 1895-1943
Author:
Green, James R., 1944-2016.
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Publication Information:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
xxiv, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807103678
Format :
Book

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In Grass-Roots Socialism, James Green includes information about the party's propaganda techniques, especially those used in the lively newspapers that claimed fifty thousand subscribers in the Southwest by 1913, and information about the attractive summer camp meetings that drew thousands of poor white tenant farmers to weeklong agitation and education sessions. In this broadly based study, Green examines such popular leaders as Oklahoma's Oscar Ameringer (the 'Mark Twain of American Socialism"), "Red Tom" Hickey of Texas, and Kate Richards O'Hare, who was second only to Eugene Debs as a Socialist orator.