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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

S30: Henry George: From Poverty to Politics

  • Aired: 02/06/2018
  • 01:35
  • Rating: NR
Henry George’s 1879 book Progress and Poverty articulated the problem felt by many people during the Gilded Age — that despite the booming economy, many were left behind in poverty. The book was a bestseller, and George became wildly popular, eventually being drafted to run for Mayor of New York City in 1886 as a candidate for the United Labor Party. Filmmaker Sarah Colt introduces Henry George.
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Henry George’s message about the haves and the have nots helped ignite a movement.
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