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The Greenback Labor Party

A Greenback party was first established in 1874. It originated in the view that what was needed for economic and social development was the restoration of a non-gold backed paper money, ‘greenbacks’, which had first been circulated during the Civil … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Spread the Light Club

The Brooklyn Spread the Light Club was set up as an organization devoted to the discussion of economic questions, open to anyone ‘above the age of 16 engaged in useful or honorable employment’. One of its objects was ‘to aid … Continue reading

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Spreading the Light

In May 1880, a nation-wide organization – the Irish National Land and Industrial League of the United States – had been established in support of the Irish Land League’s fundraising efforts in the US. In the meantime, however, the mantle … Continue reading

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