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The Crisis of Bourgeois Society: The Radical Specter

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The Crisis of Bourgeois Society: The Radical Specter HIST 1200 (History, Steven Watts, Survey of American History Since 1865)

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The outcome of the work force and how the working class is changing how the companies are ran. This is everything that Watts said in his class since he talks fast. Enjoy!
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09/15/14 The Crisis of Bourgeois Society: The Radical Specter I. Rural Discontent  II. The Populist Moment III. Labor Discontent IV. Radicals and Unions Terms Share Cropping Homestead Strike Coxey’s Army Knights of Labor Eugene V. Debs American Federation of          Labor Samuel Gompers The Grange  National Farmers’ Alliance The People’s Party Tom Watson National Railroad Strike Haymarket Riot  1890 American society was in a state of crisis, the biggest in American history.  Growing sense that the old notion of the self­made man really wasn’t working  that well. Old values of the 1800s by hard work, success, all the things that was  with the victorian way of life, wasn’t working anymore. There is a challenge on  this way of life. The victorian business people didn’t believe in this way of life.  Full Blown Crisis.   I. Rural Discontent  The American Farmer, the small, independent land owner, was the backbone of  the American Republic. Support his family, make money, and vote based on his  own views. The view of the old farmer becomes a problem.  One problem was mechanism farming, modern farm implements that were being  run by power, steam power. Farm larger piece of land, and enormous increase on  the production of food. So much stuff is being produced that it floods the market  the prices fall. Over Production! Machinery is not cheap, so they barrow money  from banks to pay for the machines. Debts!   Share Cropping: A system of farming that happens more in the South and it is a  kind of farming that becomes a problem when it doesn’t work. Big land owners  lease out their land for farmers and the big land owner offer all the supplies to the  small land owner, although, the land owner got a super high percentage, the poor  farmers couldn’t make any money because the land owners took it all. They  complain that they are enslaved to the land and can’t do anything.   Late 19  century culturally speaking the cutting edge of culture was in urban  areas. The new thing was happening. The farm life looked at this as a bad life  because they can’t do anything. New words, slang, redneck, hick. Farm crisis by  1890s, proclaiming bitterness two enemies to get at each other. One is a bank  giving all the money to them. Another, railroads discriminate against small  farmers, gave cheaper shipping rates to volume; the small farmers have to pay  more.  II. The Populist Moment  The Grange Movement: 1870s, Was a rural organization, it was a  corruptive movement and it was the notion to bring these farmers  together for the buying and selling in the market place. The  membership in the Grange would go to people with seeds and buy  stuff in bulk for the members would get better rates. Selling at the  end of the season brings together oats and corn and sells in the  market place. Corruptive to get leverage in the market place.   National Farmer’s Alliance: Keep the corruptive of the Grange.  Government to regulate the railroad for the rates issue for the  farmers. Pushed for the reduction of the national tariff. Tax on the  goods, promote manufacturing. Farmers argue that there is an  international market for wheat and corn. Tariff reduced. Also sub  treasury plan, wanted the government to help farmers and  buy/construct warehouses. Wait to sell so then the prices go up and  then sell so there would be a profit being made.   The People’s Party: A third party in American politics. Most  influential third party. Political party for farmers and they wanted to  raise less corn and more hell. Had the grange movement and the  farmer’s alliance. Change the public life. Bring farmers from all over together. Secondly, they tried to cross­racial boundaries. Get black  farmers and white farmers together on the same page. Thirdly, made  overtures that people weren’t in factories.      Tom Watson: Elegant speaker for farmers. One of the leaders for  the people’s party. III. Labor Discontent  National Railroad Strike: Wage cuts, triggered wildcat strikes,  spread from east coast to west coast. Violence in these strikes,  Bosses would hire people to put it down. Mob actions, beating up,  gun shots. Traffic to a stand still.  Haymarket Riot: happened in Chicago, gathering in Haymarket  square. Someone threw a couple of bombs in the middle of the  gathering. Violence broke out. Eight radicals were responsible for  throwing the bombs in the middle of the riot.   Homestead Strike: 1892, it took place at a steel factory by Andrew  Carnegie. Carnegie steel owned the Homestead Mill. Wage cut,  steel workers go on strike because Carnegie didn’t want part of this  so he went on vacation. Managers who weren’t bright and they hired 300 protective (large nasty guys) agency to protect the company.  Huge brawl that happened that turned into a gun battle.   Coxey’s Army: Large numbers of unemployed people feel  desperate come together. Jacob Coxey becomes the leader of these  people and goes to D.C. to talk to the president. Go Congress to help these guys out. Sent in the Army to deal with this, and they swiped  through and drove them out of the city with guns.  IV. Radicals and Unions  Knights of Labor: Reform Union that they pushed through stuff for  workers. Eight­hour day, end of child labor, reforms that are getting  pushed through. Mixed up in Haymarket Riot and discredited.   Eugene V. Debs: Socialist and becomes head, and argued the  industrial workers didn’t have any where to go.  American Federation of Labor: Become Dominant in this  movement. Union devoted to get concrete benefits for these workers.   Samuel Gomber: Leader of these foundations. Put forward three  things. Higher wages, lower working hours, better working  conditions. Threatens there will be labor strikes if these benefits don’t  come. He uses collective bargaining to improve these workers.   


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