Rehabilitating the American middle class -- Rethinking the middle class: politics, history, and theory -- Curt Muller and the capitalist middle class: social misconstruction of reality -- Harry Lane and the radicalism of middle-class reform -- The populist political economy of progressive era Portland -- The contours of class in Portland -- Capitalism, anticapitalism, and the solidarity of middle class and working class -- Petit bourgeois politics in Portland and world history -- Will Daly: the petit bourgeois hero of labor -- "The most complete democracy in the world": the populist radicalism of direct democracy -- Direct democracy as antidemocracy? The evolution of the Oregon system, 1884-1908 -- Direct democracy's mechanic: William S. U'Ren -- From the grand reorganization to a syndicalism of housewives: feminist populism and the other spirit of '76 -- The political economy of populist democracy: the single tax movement in Portland, 1908-1916 -- A populism of the body: the rationality and radicalism of antivaccinationism -- A deluded mob of ignorant fools? The historiography of antivaccination, and the risks of vaccination -- Shutting down the schools: parents and protest in Mt. Scott -- From the death of a child to sedition against the state: the life and ideology of Lora C. Little -- Direct democracy and antivaccination -- The success and radicalism of antivaccination -- The uses of populism after progressivism: the 1922 school bill and the triumph of the Ku Klux Klan -- School boards and strikes: petite bourgeoisie against elite -- Liberal populism: the compulsory public school bill -- Corporate tools: the middling world of the Portland Klan -- The Producer's Call and the Portland Housewives' Council: the tenuous survival of petit bourgeois radicalism -- Conclusion: populism, capitalism and the politics of the twentieth-century American middle class -- The lower middle class in the American century -- The fate of populism: moral economy and the resurgence of middle-class politics.
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