The Resource Marion Butler and American Populism, James L. Hunt, (ebook)

Marion Butler and American Populism, James L. Hunt, (ebook)

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Marion Butler and American Populism
Title
Marion Butler and American Populism
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James L. Hunt
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eng
Summary
Exploring the life and leadership of Populist Marion Butler (1863-1938), James Hunt offers new insight into the challenges of American reform politics. The son of North Carolina farmers and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Butler displayed an early proclivity for agrarian reform. By age twenty-eight he led the Farmers' Alliance of North Carolina; two years later he was elected president of the national Alliance. Butler served in the U.S. Senate as a Populist from 1895 to 1901 and was chairman of the national Populist Party during the critical presidential elections of 1896 and 1900. In 1896 he helped engineer the remarkable collaboration in which Populist Tom Watson ran for vice president alongside Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan.Departing from earlier portrayals of Butler as a political opportunist, Hunt shows him to be a genuine reformer who upheld Populist tenets in the face of enormous opposition from Democrats, Republicans, and even members of his own party. A dynamic individual with enormous capacity to mobilize and motivate, Butler sought throughout his career to convert his reform ideals, through politics, into law. His long and, ultimately, losing efforts illuminate the limitations of Populism as an ideology and as a political movement
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Midwest
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1959-
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Hunt, James L.
Dewey number
328.73/092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Butler, Marion
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • Politicians
  • Populism
  • Electronic books
  • North Carolina
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adult
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Marion Butler and American Populism, James L. Hunt, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Isbn
9780807862506
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11709811
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remote
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11709811
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MWT11709811
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Marion Butler and American Populism, James L. Hunt, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807862506
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709811
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709811
System control number
MWT11709811
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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