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2006

Jeffrey A. Johnson

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The Gilded Age & The Frontier Military: Society And Culture At Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

The Gilded Age & The Frontier Military: Society And Culture At Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Examines how the social norms of the Gilded Age and the decrease in Indian activity shaped life at Fort Assinniboine as a Victorian-era bastion of "civilization" in the Montana Territory. Established in 1879 and completed in 1881, the fort embodied late-19th-century views of respectability, race, and civilized living. As the need for military campaigns against Indians in the area decreased during the 1880's, the increased stability of the region allowed the personnel stationed at the post to turn their efforts toward such pursuits as plays, music, dancing, fishing, hunting, and, in winter months, billiards and bowling. Officers' wives, the ...


Review Of Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor In Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

Review Of Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor In Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

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Review Of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism And The Battle For Justice And Equality, 1854-1903 By O. Gene Clanton, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

Review Of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism And The Battle For Justice And Equality, 1854-1903 By O. Gene Clanton, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Across the landscape of modern American politics, the "Populist moment," as Lawrence Goodwyn's 1976 study labeled it, has fascinated scholars. Indeed, late nineteenth-century Populism posed a vocal and effectual political voice for Gilded Age America's discontented. Since his original 1969 study, Kansas Populism: Ideas and Men, O. Gene Clanton has meticulously examined the fundamental role of Kansa, Populists in shaping local and national politics. A Common Humanity, with great efficacy, revisits and reinterprets Kansas's Populism as a fight for fundamental working-class rights and agrarian values, amidst industrialization gone awry.