THIRD PARTIES: Progressives at Madison

Progressives at Madison

In 1854, in Ripon, Wis., a group composed of abolitionists and nationalists met to form the Republican Party, which, though it has elected 13 Presidents, is the only U. S. third party which ever elected even one.

Last week, University of Wisconsin's tanbark-floored livestock pavilion at Madison was the scene of a mass meeting which may or may not become retrospectively as important to U. S. history as the convention in Ripon. Into the pavilion swarmed some 5,000 invited guests, for whose benefit its interior had been deodorized, its...

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