John P. Enyeart, The Quest for “Just and Pure Law” 2010 04 27

| By Kevin C. Brown |

April 27, 2010 — In this week’s show, I interview John P. Enyeart, assistant professor of history at Bucknell University, and author of the new book, The Quest for “Just and Pure Law”: Rocky Mountain Workers and American Social Democracy, 1870-1924, just out in 2009 from Stanford University Press.  Enyeart’s study reveals how workers in the Rocky Mountain west struggled to achieve a more democratic — and socialist — society through electoral, workplace, and neighborhood activism.  In our discussion we talk about this book, as well as the issues of labor, democracy, and politics; I hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as I did recording it!

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