Dreams of Revolution: Oklahoma, 1917

Authors

  • John Womack, Jr.
  • Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-062-06-2010-10_4

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

In August 1917, tenant farmers and sharecroppers in several eastern and southern Oklahoma counties took up arms to overthrow the United States government, to stop military conscription and U.S. entry into the war in Europe. Renegade Socialists, organized in their own "Working Class Union" (WCU), white, black, and Indian, they believed that millions of armed working people across the country would march with them to take Washington

Published

2010-11-04

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