The Path to Power - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Robert Caro
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Chapter 2 The People's Party. This chapter is about the emergence of a political group that had two main points on its agenda. First, was to protect farmers and their investments. The second was to do politics that weren't rooted in the white-supremist agenda. This took place at the tail end of the nineteenth century. The farmers in the Hill Country of Texas were suffering horribly, partly from their own practices and in part due to other systems and operations the government had used. Profits for some farmers were insufficient to even buy seed money for the following year. The need to distribute goods was intense, and the government's attitude towards railways, roads and other distribution channels had a tremendous impact on those farmers. The People's Party both succeeded and failed. They failed in their own right and succeeded in getting their agenda on board with...

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