Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel
Woodward, C. VannPublisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1963
Pages: 528 pp ISBN: 9780195007077
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX21735
A biography and political history of the Populist American leader Tom E. Watson.
Although Thomas E. Watson championed the rising Populist movement at the turn of the 19th century--an interracial alliance of agricultural interests fighting the forces of industrial capitalism--his eventual frustration with politics transformed him from liberalism to racial bigotry, from popular spokesman to mob leader. Pulitzer Prize winning scholar C. Vann Woodward clearly and objectively traces the history of this enigmatic Populist leader.