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Author Klotter, James C.

Title William Goebel : the politics of wrath / James C. Klotter
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015


Description 1 online resource (148 pages)
Series Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf
Kentucky Bicentennial bookshelf.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Look upon Opposition as Opportunity -- 2 Rebels, Reactionaries, and Reformers; 3 Goebel and the Governors; 4 Division and Discord -- 5 There Is Going to Be a Hot Fight -- 6 I Ask No Quarter and I Fear No Foe -- 7 Force Will Be Met with Force -- 8 Loyal to the Great Common People -- 9 The Search for the Assassin; 10 He Is Goebel, That Is All -- Bibliographical Note
Summary The turbulent career of William Goebel (1856--1900), which culminated in assassination, marked an end-of-the-century struggle for political control of Kentucky. Although populism had become a strong force in the nation, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and ex-Confederates still dominated the state and its Democratic party. Touting reforms and attaching the railroad monopoly, Goebel challenged this old order. A Yankee in a state that fancied itself southern, Goebel had to depend on a strong organization to win votes. As ""The Kenton King"" he created a new style of politics. To some he was
Notes Print version record
Subject Goebel, William, 1856-1900.
Goebel, William, 1856-1900.
Governors -- Kentucky -- Biography
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Politics and government.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813148175