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Agrarian socialism in America : Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma countryside, 1904-1920

Author: Jim Bissett
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why was Oklahoma, of all places, more hospitable to socialism than any other state in America? In this provocative book, Jim Bissett chronicles the rise and fall of the Socialist Party of Oklahoma during the first two decades of the twentieth century, when socialism in the United States enjoyed its golden age."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Bissett
ISBN: 0806131489 9780806131481
OCLC Number: 40830084
Description: xviii, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Farmers and Sooners : life in the promised land --
Experimenting in collective action : the Indiahome Farmers' Union, 1904-1906 --
Coercion and co-optation : the demise of the Indiahome Farmers' Union, 1906-1907 --
The remaking of the Socialist Party of Oklahoma, 1907-1912 --
"The real gospel of Christ" : the religion of socialism in Oklahoma --
Power and insurgency : Democrats and the socialist movement, 1910-1916 --
The politics of crisis : the destruction of the Socialist Party of Oklahoma, 1917-1920 --
Uncertain legacy : visible failures and hidden achievements --
Appendix A: A comment on the success of crop withholding --
Appendix B: Selected listing of prominent Oklahoma socialist ministers.
Responsibility: Jim Bissett.
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"Why was Oklahoma, of all places, more hospitable to socialism than any other state in America? In this provocative book, Jim Bissett chronicles the rise and fall of the Socialist Party of Oklahoma during the first two decades of the twentieth century, when socialism in the United States enjoyed its golden age."--Jacket.

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