This essay initiates our Symposium on Tom Alter’s new book, Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth: The Transplanted Roots of Farmer-Labor Radicalism in Texas, published recently by University of Illinois Press. Contributions by Theresa Case and Chad Pearson as well as a response by Tom Alter will be published as well.Read more →
posts and bio Kyle Wilkison
Kyle Wilkison teaches at a Texas community college and is the author of several works on rural poor people and radical politics in Texas including Yeomen, Sharecroppers and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870-1914 (2008). He holds the PhD in History from Vanderbilt University (1995).