No More Free Markets or Free Beer

No More Free Markets or Free Beer : The Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924

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In this book, Burton W. Folsom Jr. studies the decline of laissez-faire by looking at the increased government regulation and new restrictions on individual liberty in one critical state: Nebraska. During the progressive era in Nebraska, the critics of laissez-faire promoted intervention in both economic and social life through the issues of railroad regulation and prohibition of alcoholic beverages. The state's major political leaders-William Jennings Bryan, J. Sterling Morton, Gilbert Hitchcock, and George Norris-had to take stands on the issues of railroad regulation and prohibition. The debate over these issues dominated politics in Nebraska through the progressive era. Folsom analyzes Nebraska's major political campaigns, who won or lost and why, and how the state's major immigrant groups responded to the economic and cultural more

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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 430.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739100149
  • 9780739100141

About Burton W. Folsom

Burton W. Folsom Jr. is Senior Fellow at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Adjunct Professor of History at Northwood more

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A well-balanced, highly readable narrative. -- Harl A. Dalstrom, University of Nebraska at Omaha Great Plains Quarterlyshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Morton vs. Bryan: The Decline and Fall of Laissez Faire Politics Chapter 2 The Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1910 Chapter 3 Bryan vs. Dahlman: The Democrats in Crisis, 1910 Chapter 4 George Norris: The Republicans as Pietists and Progressives, 1912 and 1914 Chapter 5 The Politics of Prohibition and War, 1916 Chapter 6 German-Americans and Realignment of 1918 Chapter 7 The New Political Order: Progressives vs. Conservatives, 1920 Chapter 8 Parties in Transition: The Politics of the Early 1920sshow more

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