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I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

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Here, reprinted for the first time since its original publication, is muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair's lively, caustic account of the 1934 election campaign that turned California upside down and almost won him the governor's mansion.

Using his "End Poverty in California" movement (more commonly called EPIC) as a springboard, Sinclair ran for governor as a Democrat, equipped with a bold plan to end the Depression in California by taking over idle land and factories and turning them into cooperative ventures for the unemployed. To his surprise, thousands rallied to the idea, converting what he had assumed would be another of his utopian schemes into a mass political movement of extraordinary dimensions. With a loosely knit organization of hundreds of local EPIC clubs, Sinclair overwhelmed the moderate Democratic opposition to capture the primary election. When it came to the general election, however, his opposition employed highly effective campaign tactics: overwhelming media hostility, vicious red-baiting and voter intimidation, high-priced dirty tricks. The result was a resounding defeat in November.

I, Candidate tells the story of Sinclair's campaign while also capturing the turbulent political mood of the 1930s. Employing his trademark muckraking style, Sinclair exposes the conspiracies of power that ensured big-money control over the media and other powerful institutions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520081987
Introduction:
Gregory, James N.
Author:
Gregory, James N.
Author:
Sinclair, Upton
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
California
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Governors
Subject:
Sinclair, upton, 1878-1968
Subject:
California Politics and government 1865-1950.
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Sinclair, Upton
Subject:
Governors -- California -- Election -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
MF-614
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.16x5.48x.81 in. .77 lbs.

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