Radical Middle Class Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon

ISBN-10: 0691126003
ISBN-13: 9780691126005
Edition: 2006
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Description: Americans have a long tradition of middle-class radicalism. This work examines one part of the middle class in one city to uncover the democratic populist & even anti-capitalist legacy of the middle class.

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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Americans have a long tradition of middle-class radicalism. This work examines one part of the middle class in one city to uncover the democratic populist & even anti-capitalist legacy of the middle class.

List of Illustrations and Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Rehabilitating the American Middle Class
Rethinking the Middle Class: Politics, History, and Theory
Curt Muller and the Capitalist Middle Class: Social Misconstructions of Reality
Harry Lane and the Radicalism of Middle-Class Reform
The Populist Political Economy of Progressive Era Portland
The Contours of Class in Portland
Capitalism, Anticapitalism, and the Solidarity of Middle Class and Working Class
Petit Bourgeois Politics in Portland and World History
Will Daly: The Petit Bourgeois Hero of Labor
"The Most Complete Democracy in the World": The Populist Radicalism of Direct Democracy
Direct Democracy as Antidemocracy? The Evolution of the Oregon System, 1884-1908
Direct Democracy's Mechanic: William S. U'Ren
From the Grand Reorganization to a Syndicalism of Housewives: Feminist Populism and the Other Spirit of '76
The Political Economy of Populist Democracy: The Single Tax Movement in Portland, 1908-1916
A Populism of the Body: The Rationality and Radicalism of Antivaccinationism
A Deluded Mob of Ignorant Fools? The Historiography of Antivaccination, and the Risks of Vaccination
Shutting Down the Schools: Parents and Protest in Mt. Scott
From the Death of a Child to Sedition against the State: The Life and Ideology of Lora C. Little
Direct Democracy and Antivaccination
The Success and Radicalism of Antivaccination
The Uses of Populism After Progressivism: The 1922 School Bill and the Triumph of the Ku Klux Klan
School Boards and Strikes: Petite Bourgeoisie against Elite
Liberal Populism: The Compulsory Public School Bill
Corporate Tools: The Middling World of the Portland Klan
The Producer's Call and the Portland Housewives' Council: The Tenuous Survival of Petit Bourgeois Radicalism
Conclusion: Populism, Capitalism, and the Politics of the Twentieth-Century American Middle Class
The Lower Middle Class in the American Century
The Fate of Populism: Moral Economy and the Resurgence of Middle-Class Politics
Tables
Map, Voter Registration Density by Precinct, 1916
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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