George Gipe is the documentary editor for WMAR-TV in Baltimore. He has been a Fulbright scholar, a free-lance writer, and a producer of numerous documentary programs for television. For further reading: Coxey’s Army , by Donald L. McMurry (Little, Brown, 1929); Baker’s Dozen , by R’fcssel B. Nye (Michigan State, 1956); Dreamers of the American Dream , by Stewart H. Holbrook (Doubleday, 1957).
Marching on Washington is an old custom. When “General” Jacob Coxey and his Commonweal Army approached in 1894, the city trembled. But “the most dangerous man since the Civil War” meekly surrendered when nabbed for walking on the grass