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Coxey's crusade for jobs : unemployment in the Gilded Age, Jerry Prout

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Coxey's crusade for jobs : unemployment in the Gilded Age
Title
Coxey's crusade for jobs
Title remainder
unemployment in the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Prout
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the depths of a depression in 1894, a highly successful Gilded Age businessman named Jacob Coxey led a group of jobless men on a march from his hometown of Massillon, Ohio, to the steps of the nation's Capitol. Though a financial panic and the resulting widespread business failures caused millions of Americans to be without work at the time, the word unemployment was rarely used and generally misunderstood. In an era that worshipped the self-reliant individual who triumphed in a laissez-faire market, the out-of-work "tramp" was disparaged as weak or flawed, and undeserving of assistance. Private charities were unable to meet the needs of the jobless, and only a few communities experimented with public works programs. Despite these limitations, Coxey conceived a plan to put millions back to work building a nationwide system of roads and drew attention to his idea with the march to Washington. In Coxey's Crusade for Jobs, Jerry Prout recounts Coxey's story and adds depth and context by focusing on the reporters who were embedded in the march. Their fascinating depictions of life on the road occupied the headlines and front pages of America's newspapers for more than a month, turning the spectacle into a serialized drama. These accounts humanized the idea of unemployment and helped Americans realize that in a new industrial economy, unemployment was not going away and the unemployed deserved attention. This unique study will appeal to scholars and students interested in the Gilded Age and US and labor history"--
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Prout, Jerry,
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Coxey, Jacob Sechler
  • Coxey, Jacob Sechler
  • Coxey's Army
  • Coxey's Army
  • Labor
  • Unemployment
  • Working class
  • Unemployed
  • HISTORY
  • Labor
  • Unemployed
  • Unemployment
  • Working class
  • United States
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Coxey's crusade for jobs : unemployment in the Gilded Age, Jerry Prout
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
936005708
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
159 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780875804989
Lccn
2016005090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936005708
Label
Coxey's crusade for jobs : unemployment in the Gilded Age, Jerry Prout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
936005708
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
159 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780875804989
Lccn
2016005090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936005708

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