Lawrence M. Lipin is professor of history at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has published two books, Producers, Proletarians, and Politicians: Workers and Party Politics in Evansville and New Albany, Indiana, 1854-87 (University of Illinois Press, 1994) and Workers and the Wild: Conservation, Consumerism, and Labor in Oregon, 1910-30 (University of Illinois Press, 2007), and articles on manhood and class conflict, craft dilution and the anti-Chinese movement, and progressive era politics in Oregon. He is currently working on Henry George, the single tax, and the meaning of "nature" in New York City politics.
Eleanor Baldwin (1854-1928)
The career of Eleanor Baldwin, a radical journalist, reveals the cross-fertilization of reform movements in Portland during the Progressive Era. Her anti-capitalism was influenced by greenbackism, which blamed working-class poverty on powerful bankers whose manipulations of the money supply allowed them to siphon the proceeds of labor from working people. …
Muller v. Oregon (1908)
Muller v. Oregon, one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases of the Progressive Era, upheld an Oregon law limiting the workday for female wage earners to ten hours. The case established a precedent in 1908 to expand the reach of state activity into the realm of protective labor …
Populism in Oregon
Populism refers to a political discourse that defines the interests of “the people”—as opposed to those of political, economic, or cultural elites—as well as to a concrete political movement of the late nineteenth century dedicated to restraining corporate power and influence and reinvigorating American democracy. The national movement was rooted …