Coxey’s Crusade for Jobs: Unemployment in the Gilded Age with Jerry Prout

When:
October 12, 2017 @ 2:15 pm – 3:40 pm
2017-10-12T14:15:00-04:00
2017-10-12T15:40:00-04:00
Where:
Sherwood Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703-993-3986

In Coxey’s Crusade for Jobs, Dr. Jerry Prout chronicles the march from Ohio to Capitol Hill led by Jacob Coxey, a successful Gilded Age businessman. Coxey used the march to draw attention to his plan to put millions of American’s back to work in an age of vast unemployment and disparagement of unemployed “tramps”. Prout delves into the history of the march through the eyes of embedded journalists, whose stories dominated national headlines over the month-long trek. H-Net Reviews recommends the book “for those interested in Coxey’s Army, the history of unemployment, and the longer legacies of American protests.” Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.