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No More Free Markets or Free Beer: The Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924 Burton W. Folsom Jr.

No More Free Markets or Free Beer: The Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924

Burton W. Folsom Jr.

Published March 25th 1999
ISBN : 9780739100141
Hardcover
200 pages
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In this book, Burton W. Folsom Jr. studies the decline of laissez-faire by looking at the increased government regulation and new restrictions on individual liberty in one critical state: Nebraska. During the progressive era in Nebraska, the criticsMoreIn this book, Burton W. Folsom Jr. studies the decline of laissez-faire by looking at the increased government regulation and new restrictions on individual liberty in one critical state: Nebraska. During the progressive era in Nebraska, the critics of laissez-faire promoted intervention in both economic and social life through the issues of railroad regulation and prohibition of alcoholic beverages. The states major political leaders William Jennings Bryan, J. Sterling Morton, Gilbert Hitchcock, and George Norris had to take stands on the issues of railroad regulation and prohibition. The debate over these issues dominated politics in Nebraska through the progressive era. Folsom analyzes Nebraskas major political campaigns, who won or lost and why, and how the states major immigrant groups responded to the economic and cultural issues.