Sunday, February 24, 2008

"I've been down to Washington, That cit-y of renown..."

". . . I was there the morning that Cox-ey struck the town. It was fun to see the plu-to-crats and hear the gold-bugs squeal, As they march'd along three hundred strong the Coxey Commonweal." I've posted an 1898 pamphlet from the Coxey Good Roads and Non-Interest Bond Library. The "library," despite appearances, may not have had more than an issue or two, or perhaps Coxey's publications, of which there seem to have been many, have been particularly ephemeral. This appears to be the most common issue, and it is a nice introduction to Coxey's economic proposals.

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