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In chapter 11 of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, who were some of the reform-minded authors who protested?

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Chapter 11 of this book mentions numerous authors who advocated reform.

The first two mentioned are Matthew Josephson and Joel Spring. The former criticized President Benjamin Harrison, and the latter decried " the development of a factory-like system" of education.

Henry George wrote Progress and Poverty (1879). Many readers, suffering from the economic depression of 1873, welcomed his call for reform. His book was popular and was translated into many languages. George called for "equality of opportunity" for all people.

Edward Bellamy authored Looking Backward (1888). This book predicted a socialist utopia in the country by 2000. Bellamy espoused the nationalization of public services. His ideas influenced the platform of the Populist Party in 1892. His book was also read by the socialist Eugene Debs.

Novelist Bret Harte decried violence against Chinese in an obituary he wrote for one Chinese person who was murdered. Chinese immigrants had been an important factor in building the railroads....

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