[Marxism] Fwd: UNC Press - Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 14:26:24 MDT 2016


. . . and let's not forget the socialist Green Corn Rebellion in Oklahoma.
This was largely the work of black, Indian and white sharecroppers in the
Working Class Union (heirs of the movement of the much maligned "Populists"
as well as the Socialist Party and the IWW).  (The oath they took to resist
conscription in 1917 was borrowed from the Unionists of Arkansas who stood
together against Confederate conscription in 1862 and after.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Corn_Rebellion


On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
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