GREENBACK LABOR PARTY
\ɡɹˈiːnbak lˈe͡ɪbə pˈɑːti], \ɡɹˈiːnbak lˈeɪbə pˈɑːti], \ɡ_ɹ_ˈiː_n_b_a_k l_ˈeɪ_b_ə p_ˈɑː_t_i]\
Definitions of GREENBACK LABOR PARTY
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An outgrowth of the Greenback party, formed in Ohio in 1875. In 1878 a union of the Labor Reform and the remnants of the old Greenback party was effected and was made national by the Convention of February 22 of that year, at Toledo, O. The platform adopted was similar to that of the Greenback party. It advocated the withdrawal of currency from all national and State banks and corporations, a paper currency issued by the Government, and that coin should only be paid for interest on the national debt when so specified. They also demanded an eight-hour law, the prohibition of Chinese immigration, of land grants to railroads and of special grants to corporations and bondholders. In 1878 they elected fourteen Congressmen. Their national convention was held at Chicago, June 9, 1880, James B. Weaver, of lowa, and B.J. Chambers, of Texas, being the Presidential nominees. Their popular vote reached 308,578. In 1884 the Presidential candidate of the party was B.F. Butler, who received 175,370 votes. In 1887 the Union Labor party was organized.
By John Franklin Jameson