9781496216236-1496216237-When Sunflowers Bloomed Red: Kansas and the Rise of Socialism in America

When Sunflowers Bloomed Red: Kansas and the Rise of Socialism in America

ISBN-13: 9781496216236
ISBN-10: 1496216237
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lee, R. Alton, Cox, Steven
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Bison Books
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781496216236
ISBN-10: 1496216237
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lee, R. Alton, Cox, Steven
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Bison Books
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lee, R. Alton, Cox, Steven wrote When Sunflowers Bloomed Red: Kansas and the Rise of Socialism in America comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1496216237 and 9781496216236. Since then When Sunflowers Bloomed Red: Kansas and the Rise of Socialism in America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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When Sunflowers Bloomed Red reveals the origins of agrarian radicalism in the late nineteenth-century United States. Great Plains radicals, particularly in Kansas, influenced the ideological principles of the Populist movement, the U.S. labor movement, American socialism, American syndicalism, and American communism into the mid-twentieth century. Known as the American Radical Tradition, members of the Greenback Labor Party and the Knights of Labor joined with Prohibitionists, agrarian Democrats, and progressive Republicans to form the Great Plains Populist Party (later the People’s Party) in the 1890s.

The Populists called for the expansion of the money supply through the free coinage of silver, federal ownership of the means of communication and transportation, the elimination of private banks, universal suffrage, and the direct election of U.S. senators. They also were the first political party to advocate for familiar features of modern life, such as the eight-hour workday for agrarian and industrial laborers, a graduated income tax system, and a federal reserve system to manage the nation’s money supply. When the People’s Party lost the hotly contested election of 1896, members of the party dissolved into socialist and other left-wing parties and often joined efforts with the national Progressive movement.

When Sunflowers Bloomed Red offers readers entry into the Kansas radical tradition and shows how the Great Plains agrarian movement influenced and transformed politics and culture in the twentieth century and beyond.

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