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Coxey’s Army


Take your students on Coxey’s famous protest march from Massillon, Ohio to Washington, D.C. in 1894. Hands-on documents cover the causes, the daily events, and the outcome of this unique historical event. The Broadsheets paint a full picture of the Depression of 1893 that caused this radical action. Historian: Henry Irving Tragle. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Plight of the Little Man in Depression of 1893
  • Jacob Coxey Proposes a Solution
  • Coxey’s Army Marches to Washington
  • On to the Capitol.... and to jail!
  • The Trial of Coxey, Coxeyism, and meaning of the movement
Historical Documents
  • The text of the Non-Interest Bearing Bond Bill, June 15, 1894, and the Good Roads Bill, June 12, 1894.
  • The marching itinerary of the industrials.
  • A map of the procession drawn by Carl Browne.
  • Browne’s Panorama.
  • Badges designed by Browne for various officials of the Army of the Commonweal.
  • A souvenir for heroic conduct.
  • Browne’s order to the Army of the Commonweal, April 21, 1894.
  • A letter from the Secretary of War to Acting Attorney General, 1894.
  • A telegram from the Northern Pacific Railroad, April 24, 1894.
  • Pages 1 and 2 of The New York Times, May 2, 1894.
  • The text of the speech Coxey prepared for delivery from the steps of the United States Capitol.
  • The formal charge sheet in the case of the United States vs. Jacob S. Coxey, Carl Brown (sic), and Christopher C. Jones, 1894.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $42.50



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