An American dynamo who fought against the forces of capital, the monopoly of railroads, and whose leadership was truly great...

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TOM WATSON: Agrarian Rebel

An American dynamo who fought against the forces of capital, the monopoly of railroads, and whose leadership was truly great until the defeat of the Populist party when he became confused in his purposes, turning violent anti-Negro, anti-Catholic, anti - Jew, anti-everything. His journalistic outpourings caused a lynching, the K K K can easily be attributed to him, and his career, once s c promising, ended destructively. A Georgian, his life reflects the moods and struggles of the whole U. S. during the latter part of the 19th century. Neither emotional nor condemnatory, the facts speak for themselves; here is a biography that sweeps a great deal of history with it. A strange, distorted character whose background ties in with present day upheavals.

Pub Date: March 22, 1938

ISBN: 0195007077

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1938