By Anthony Brandt, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
On the sunrise of the nineteenth century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark launched into an unheard of trip from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and again back. Their task was once to discover the newly obtained Louisiana Territory and list the geography, plant life, fauna, and folks they encountered alongside the way in which. the story in their terrific trip, meticulously recorded of their journals, has turn into an American classic.
This single-volume, landmark variation of the recognized journals is the 1st abridgement to be released in at the least a decade.
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What the farmers wanted from the Texas Exchange they also saw taking root in the valleys of California. The fruit and other agricultural exchanges formed on the West Coast, often with the involvement of Farmers' Alliance and Populist growers, showed much promise. These were (and still are) cooperative corporations of a special type. "Benevolent trusts," as the legal historian Victoria Woeste calls them, rested on the voluntary shoulders of thousands of farmers. They provided even the small producers access to economies of scale, standardization, technology, and regulated markets.
40 Charles Macune believed that if farmers were to be organized on business principles they must do so on a strictly whites-only basis. Accordingly, ra- PUSH AND ENERGY 39 cial exclusion was a foundational principle of Macune's organizational system. As widely understood in the modern, reform-minded business community in the American South, the future lay in strict segregation of the races. The clubs, societies, and associations where white professionals and businesspeople met and discussed matters of commerce and progress excluded nonwhite members.
13 The Indians did have their defenders. Significantly, the Arkansas-based Agricultural Wheel voiced support for Indian treaty rights. This support reflected the Wheel's efforts to organize in the Indian Territory and the relatively inclusive racial outlook of its leader Isaac McCracken. "14 Thomas Bland and other reformers in Populist circles explicitly rejected the allotment policy. The Populist novelist Hamlin Garland also worked to preserve Indian lands. At the same time, Garland tended to accept that the logic of progress meant that Indians, "like children," needed fenced reservations for their protection.
Journals of Lewis and Clark by Anthony Brandt, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
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