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A Fragile Alliance: Henry George and the Knights of Labor

Robert E. Weir
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Vol. 56, No. 4, Special Issue: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Henry George (Oct., 1997), pp. 421-439
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3487326
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Abstract

Between 1885 and 1888, workers and reformers so thoroughly challenged the Gilded Age status quo that scholars have dubbed the period "The Great Upheaval." Resurgent unionism coincided with expanded political consciousness, phenomena encapsulated in the growth of the Knights of Labor and in Henry George's bid to become mayor of New York City. Academics would do well to exercise caution, however. Gilded Age political alliances could be fragile. Disputes over land policy, tariff protection, partisan politics, anarchism, and religion drove as many Knights of Labor away from Henry George as to his cause. The "Great Upheaval" was more the ideal than reality.

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