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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1. A Workers' Movement 1. National Reform: Agrarianism and the Origins of the American Workers' Movement 2. Working-Class Antimonopoly and Land Monopoly: Building a National Reform Association 3. A John-the-Baptist Work: The Agrarian Politicalization of American Socialism Part 2. The Agrarian Persuasion 4. The Social Critique: Individual Liberty in a Class Society 5. Means and Ends: Pure Democracy, Self-Organization, and the Revolution 6. Race and Solidarity: The Test of Rhetoric and Ideology Part 3. The Impact of National Reform 7. Free Labor: The Coalition with the Abolitionists 8. Free Soil and Cheap Land: National Reform and the Struggle for Radical Agrarianism 9. The Republican Revolution: Victory beyond and by the Ballot Epilogue: The Triumph and Tragedy of Antebellum Social Radicalism Conclusion Appendix A: National Reform Movement, A Brief Overview, 1844-52 Appendix B: National Industrial Congresses Appendix C: New England Regional Associations Appendix D: National Reform Songs Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Land reform -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Working class -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 19th century.
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
National Reform Association (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.