Its members included the Western Federation of Miners and the more revolutionary parts of the labor motion and were led by William D. (“Big Bill”) Haywood, Debs, Thomas J. Hagerty, and De Leon. This feud was compounded by events of 1905 and 1906, when Idaho governor Frank Steunenberg was assassinated by a bomb and Haywood and others were dragged to Idaho and tried.
The uneven distribution of this new wealth was seen to pose moral questions that were less often asked about long-entrenched class disparities prevalent in the countryside. Socialism was seen by lots of its advocates as not only an moral but in addition a scientific response to these new circumstances. Drawing on the Enlightenment critique of religion, socialism offered an image of the ideal life as something to be achieved within the right here and now somewhat than in the great beyond.
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