The March

When participants in Coxey’s Army (estimated at 500 people) reached Washington on May 1, 1894, having started their march in ...
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Embed from Getty Images In the meantime numerous police, both mounted and on the floor, had assembled at the east ...
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The New York Times ran a number of wire service reports immediately before Coxey’s Army left Massillon, Ohio on March ...
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On March 25, 1894, Jacob Coxey and his 75 member army stepped off from Massillon, Ohio on their march to ...
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Coxey’s Army left Massillon, Ohio on March 25, 1894.  By March 26, there were troubles. From The New York Times: ...
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It has been two days since the march began, and Coxey’s Army of the unemployed is still in Stark County, ...
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On March 29, The San Francisco Call carried wire reports from across the country, covering the march and those who ...
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Map of the J.S. Coxey Good Roads Commonweal
By April 2, Coxey’s Army had crossed into Pennsylvania. The Chicago Tribune reported that the group was now numbering nearly ...
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With ten days in, this is not quite the welcome that the army has experienced in earlier cities. The media, ...
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Now over 500 strong, the Commonweal is ready to head into the mountains, where the terrain will be rugged, and ...
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WASHINGTON, April 7. – The advance guard of Coxey’s Army, forty-one in number, got within two miles of Washington this ...
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Note the change of tone in the news coverage of (and government response to) the Coxey movement, as compared to ...
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“One dollar eighty-seven cents,” said Mrs. Clabaugh resolutely. Coxey paid the money in nickels and pennies, took a receipt, and ...
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Embed from Getty Images While much of the media coverage centered on Jacob Coxey’s march from Massillon, Ohio, at least ...
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From The New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1894: FROSTBURG, MD., April 14 — Revolt in the ranks of Coxey’s ...
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From The New York Times, Sunday, April 16, 1894: CUMBERLAND, MD., April 15 — The once famous “Unknown” of Coxey’s ...
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From The New York Times, Monday April 17, 1894 CUMBERLAND, Md., April 16. — While the heads of the Commonweal ...
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