The Clevand Era
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...to public opinion for confidence and support, submitting its claims to public discussion, and stating its case upon reasonable grounds. Although its membership was small in comparison with that of the old parties, yet the disparity was not so great as it seemed, since the Socialists represented active intelligence while the other parties represented political inertia. From this time on, Socialist views spread among college students, artists, and men of letters, and the academic Socialist became a familiar figure in American society. Probably more significant than the Socialist movement as an indication of the popular demand for radical reform in the government of the country was the New York campaign of Henry George in 1886. He was a San Francisco printer and journalist when he published the work on Progress and Poverty which made him famous. Upon the petition of over thirty thousand citizens he became the Labor candidate for mayor of New York City. The movement in support of George developed so much strength that the regular parties felt compelled to put forward exceptionally strong candidates. The Democrats nominated Abram S. Hewitt, a man of the highest type of character--a fact which was not perhaps so influential in getting him the nomination as that he was the son-inlaw of Peter Cooper, a philanthropist justly beloved by the working classes. The Republicans u nominated Theodore Roosevelt, who had already distinguished himself by his energy of character and zeal for reform. Hewitt was elected, but George received 68,110 votes out of a total of 219,679, and stood second in the poll. His supporters contended that he had really been elected but had been counted out, and this belief turned their attention to the subject of ballot reform....
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