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Tom Watson: agrarian rebel.

C. Vann Woodward

Tom Watson: agrarian rebel.

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

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  • Watson, Thomas E. -- 1856-1922

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    SeriesA Galaxy book
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    Pagination518 p.
    Number of Pages518
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23326962M

    C. Vann Woodward, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University and author of Tom Watson, Agrarian Rebel. The life and career of Tom Watson (–) embodied the major themes of southern politics for two generations.


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Vann Woodward, the scathing and unflattering classic biography of Tom Watson, an attorney and populist politician from Georgia. Concerning the Leo Frank Case, Historian C.

Vann Woodward wrote, the trial evidence was “overwhelmingly more incriminating [of Conley] than any produced against Frank.”. Being a populist myself, my interest was in Tom Watson as a populist leader and his sad transformation towards the end of his career.

What I found out was that, after years of political failure at the hands of a brutally racist Democratic Party in Georgia, which murdered and otherwise intimidated the black populists, he adopted the attitudes of the Democrats -- for /5.

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. Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel - Kindle edition by Woodward, C.

Vann. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel/5(10). Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel. Vann Woodward. After reading this book in manuscript, a friend of mine, a man of excellent instincts and sympathies, offered what might have seemed a strange criticism, had I not known his predilections and half anticipated his reaction.

“As I look back,” he writes, “I feel a little unhappy over having. Other articles where Tom Watson, Agrarian Rebel is discussed: C. Vann Woodward: first major work, the biography Tom Watson, Agrarian Rebel (), he interpreted the conversion of that fiery agrarian reformer into a racist demagogue as a reflection of the defeat of the Populist reform movement in Southern politics.

In Origins of the New South – (), he examined. Get this from a library. Tom Watson, agrarian rebel. [C Vann Woodward] -- "Biographical study of the Georgia agitator, born of a slave-owning family reduced to poverty after the Civil war, when his family declined from the plantation owner class to the share-cropper.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), Tom Watson. New York: Rinehart, ©, printing (OCoLC) In his first book, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel (), Woodward had dramatically demonstrated a temporary alliance between African-Americans and Southern white Populists in the s.

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Watson's story is a fantastic one, and this book tells it well. This book is superlative to follow Georgia politics in years Watson affected it. One is totally repelled by Watson afternot only by his vicious anti-Catholicism but even worse by his role in the Leo Frank case.

This book is a sheerly interesting book about an awful by: TOM WATSON: Agrarian Rebel. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. An American dynamo who fought against the forces of capital, the monopoly of railroads, and whose leadership was truly great until the defeat of the Populist party when he became confused in.

In his first major work, the biography Tom Watson, Agrarian Rebel (), he interpreted the conversion of that fiery agrarian reformer into a racist demagogue as a reflection of the defeat of the Populist reform movement in Southern politics.

Born on September 5,on a plantation in Columbia County (the area today is part of McDuffie County), Edward Thomas Watson (later Thomas Edward Watson) understood the culture of the antebellum was the second of seven children of Ann Eliza Maddox and John Smith Watson, both descendants of grew up on his grandfather's plantation.

Thomas Edward Watson (September 5, – Septem ) was an American politician, attorney, newspaper editor and writer from the s Watson championed poor farmers as a leader of the Populist Party, articulating an agrarian political viewpoint while attacking business, bankers, railroads, Democratic President Grover Cleveland, and the Education: Mercer University.

Read an excerpt of this book. Add to Wishlist. Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel by C. Vann Woodward | Editorial Reviews. Paperback $ Paperback. $ NOOK Book. $ View All Available Formats & Editions. Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free ShippingAuthor: C. Vann Woodward. Some critics regarded it as the single most influential book ever written on relations between the races in the United States.

Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel,'' which concerned itself with a man. Tom Watson by C. Vann Woodward,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(57).

But Woodward’s classic biography Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel () can also be read on another level, as a psychological profile of extremism.

Though I would not agree with him on all points—he was a devotee of progressivist Charles Beard in economics—Woodward offers a well-written and insightful narrative.

Southern Populist leader Thomas E. Watson was a figure alternately eminent and notorious. Born before the Civil War, he lived through the turn of the century and past the close of the First World War, pursuing his career in an era as changing and. Full text of "Agrarian Rebel Biography of Tom Watson" See other formats.

Comer Vann Woodward (Novem – Decem ) was a Pulitzer-prize winning American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race was long a supporter of the approach of Charles A.

Beard, stressing the influence of unseen economic motivations in tically, he was a master of irony and mater: Emory University, Columbia University.

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 Price: $ The late C. Vann Woodward was the Sterling Professor of History at Yale until his death in Among his books are Mary Chestnut’s Civil War, The Origins of the New South, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, and The Burden of Southern History.

He was also General Editor of The Oxford History of the United States series. [Oxford University Press]. He gained national recognition in with his book "Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel." The book, based on Dr.

Woodward's doctoral dissertation, was. Tom Watson, Agrarian Rebel (Book): Woodward, C. Vann. All CPL locations are closed through April Please see our COVID page and Closure FAQs for more information. The Thomas E. Watson Papers Digitization Project was generously funded by a gift from the Watson-Brown Foundation of Thomson, Georgia.

Work on the project began in and was completed in For additional information on Thomas E. Watson, see C. Vann Woodward's Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel. Oddly, Woodward's Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel has received much less critical re-examination than his other books, even though many of his most salient ideas first appeared there.

When the famous biography was published incontemporary critics. of critical acclaim for his first book, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, and casting about for a new subject.1 He had already done some recon-naissance on a biography of Eugene V. Debs but had decided to lay that project aside for "at least three years, perhaps longer." In a letter to his friend and confidant, Glenn W.

Rainey, Woodward explained. WATSON, Thomas Edward, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Columbia County, near Thomson, Ga., September 5, ; attended the common schools and Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in and commenced practice in Thomson, McDuffie County, Ga., in ; also engaged in agricultural.

Vann Woodard, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel (New York: ). An earlier biography of Watson was written by William W.

Brewton, The Life of Thomas E. Watson (Atlanta: ). George Tindall published a sympathetic collection of Populist essays in which the only contribution from Watson was his essay from The Arena in which Watson criticizes.

In the Populist Party ran James B. Weaver of Iowa as its first presidential candidate. In Georgia the party nominated William L. Peek of Rockdale County for far, however, the party's most exciting candidate was Tom Watson of McDuffiewho was one of the state's most promising young politicians, had been elected to Congress in.

Following the debacle of came years of disappointment and frustration, during which the agrarian champion wrote with a Populist pen of France, Napoleon, Jefferson, and Jackson. The heyday of his organ, Tom Watson’s Magazine, belonged significantly to. Woodward's first book, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel.

An artful blend of social history with the history of an unusual individual, this "youthful first venture into print" departed from conven-tions of historical biography and found an audience ready to admire the results. Ignoring advice to avoid reconstructing the.

The success of Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel led to an invitation from Charles Ramsdell, editor of the History of the South series, for Woodward to write the volume on the New South. While doing research for the book, Woodward held a string of teaching jobs at the University of Florida (), the University of Virginia (), and.

About the Author(s) The late C. Vann Woodward was the Sterling Professor of History at Yale until his death in Among his books are Mary Chestnut's Civil War, The Origins of the New South, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, and The Burden of Southern was also General Editor of The Oxford History of the United States series.

William S. McFeely won the Lincoln. Tom Watson, Agrarian Rebel () Origins of the New South, – () Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of and the End of Reconstruction () The Strange Career of Jim Crow () The Battle of Leyte Gulf () American Counterpoint (, essays) Mary Chesnut's Civil War (, editor) The Private Mary Chestnut ()Born: Discusses C.

Vann Woodward, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel (). The book appeared when interest in Southern history was increasing. But, the book's theme dissented from the current historiography on the New South.

Saunders, Robert M. "The Transformation of Tom Watson, " Georgia Historical Quarterly 54(3): Populist Thomas. Woodward's thesis was published in as Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel to praise from the critics, who were just as complimentary when the book received further notice in the late s.

In Woodward was called to testify before a congressional committee in .Dr. Bryan further maintains (p. 86) that Watson failed to be chosen as an at-large Democratic presidential elector in an assertion contradicted on page of C.

Vann Woodward's authoritative biography of that "agrarian rebel." Such quibbles aside, this book is vulnerable to criticism on more substantive grounds as well.Agrarianism is a social philosophy or political philosophy which relates to the ownership and use of land for farming, or relating to the part of a society or economy that is tied to agriculture.

Agrarianism and Agrarians will typically advocate on behalf of farmers and those in rural communities. While there are many schools of thought within Agrarianism, historically a .