By: Barnard, Harry
Seacaucus, NJ, Lyle Stuart: 1973
Edition: First Edition. First Printing
Seller ID: 27411
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued
Publisher's full green cloth, black lettering on spine. John Peter Altgeld (1847 – 1902) was an American politician and the 20th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1893 until 1897. He was the first Democrat to govern that state since the 1850s. A leading figure of the Progressive movement, Altgeld signed workplace safety and child labor laws, pardoned three of the men convicted in the Haymarket Affair, and rejected calls in 1894 to break up the Pullman strike by force. In 1896 he was a leader of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, opposing President Grover Cleveland and the conser... View More...