The Resource The one-eyed king : the reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina, by Kevin Michael Krause

The one-eyed king : the reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina, by Kevin Michael Krause

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The one-eyed king : the reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina
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The one-eyed king
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the reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina
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by Kevin Michael Krause
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Reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina
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eng
Summary
"This thesis is intended to demonstrate the tangible reforms initiated by Benjamin Ryan Tillman between 1885 and 1895 for farmers and other citizens of South Carolina. After exploring the most notable historiography surrounding the Tillman era in South Carolina, the thesis examines Tillman's appeals to the farmers' depressed condition, the establishment of Clemson Agricultural College, and state-level reforms of business and government institutions. Tillman's restructuring of the South Carolina Penitentiary, the Lunatic Asylum, and the creation of the state liquor dispensary are shown to be significant accomplishments in the reformer's political career. Tillman's assaults on what he perceived as monopolistic capital--in the form of the phosphate mining industry and the railroads--are also thoroughly discussed. The emphasis of this analysis is to show that Tillman's reform movement, and not the concerns over white solidarity that stigmatized any third-party movement, was the primary reason for the lack of a Populist party in South Carolina. The fact that Tillman and the majority of white Democrats in South Carolina did not support the socio-political equality of African Americans is not in question. However, the purpose of this thesis is to illustrate that without Tillmanism and the real reforms that came along with the movement, South Carolina would have experienced a significant third-party bolt similar to other Southern and Western states in the 1890's."--Leaf ii
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Krause, Kevin M
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.A.)--Clemson University, 2008.
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  • South Carolina
  • Reconstruction
  • Political culture
  • Political parties
  • Tillman, Benjamin R.
  • Governors
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The one-eyed king : the reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina, by Kevin Michael Krause
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Publication
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  • "May 2008."
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Historiography of the Tillman movement -- Tillman and the creation of Clemson College -- Tillman's reforms of state institutions -- Tillman and business reform -- Conclusion
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 133 leaves
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regular print reproduction
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
Label
The one-eyed king : the reforms of Ben Tillman as the reason for the absence of populism in South Carolina, by Kevin Michael Krause
Publication
Note
  • "May 2008."
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Historiography of the Tillman movement -- Tillman and the creation of Clemson College -- Tillman's reforms of state institutions -- Tillman and business reform -- Conclusion
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 133 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Reproduction note
Photocopy.

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