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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!