Henry Demarest Lloyd


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(1847–1903), after practicing law and opposing Tammany in his native New York City moved to Chicago to serve as an editorial writer on the Tribune (1873–85) but turned his whole attention to independent fighting against monopolies and to muckraking. These ideas and his practical experience defending men convicted in the Haymarket Riot and Debs in the Pullman strike lay behind his Wealth Against Commonwealth (1894). Later works praised social and industrial reforms in England in Labour Copartnership (1898), in New Zealand in A Country Without Strikes (1900), and in Switzerland in A Sovereign People (1907).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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