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Radical Protest and Social Structure: The Southern Farmers' Alliance and Cotton Tenancy, 1880-1890 [Book Review]

Kousser, J. Morgan (1977) Radical Protest and Social Structure: The Southern Farmers' Alliance and Cotton Tenancy, 1880-1890 [Book Review]. Journal of American History, 64 (3). pp. 811-812. ISSN 0021-8723 . http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131009-140332383

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Abstract

Sociologist Michael Schwartz's well-written monograph is an uneasy combination of New Left social theory and a sketch of the history of the Southern Farmers~ Alliance from 1886 to roughly 1889. Less satisfactory as history than Robert C. McMath, Jr.'s Populist Vanguard or Lawrence Goodwyn's Democratic Promise (neither of which Schwartz was aware of when his book went to press), Schwartz’s study offers a wholly economic explanation of the origin of the Alliance, and an indictment of its leadership as oligarchs whose class and personal interests contradicted those of the membership and caused the failure of the organization.


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Additional Information:© 1977 Oxford University Press. Book review of: Radical Protest and Social Structure: The Southern Farmers' Alliance and Cotton Tenancy, 1880-1890. By Michael Schwartz. New York: Academic, 1976. ISBN: 9780126328509
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Official Citation:Radical Protest and Social Structure: The Southern Farmers' Alliance and Cotton Tenancy, 1880-1890 by Michael Schwartz Review by: J. Morgan Kousser The Journal of American History , Vol. 64, No. 3 (Dec., 1977), pp. 811-812 Published by: Organization of American Historians Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1887299
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