I. Childhood before education
II. Education and Advancement
V. Marriage and Family
“I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat.”
VII. Election and Inauguration
X. Medical Treatment and Death
XI. The AftermathAs Garfield suffered those two-plus months, the nation worried and grieved through the summer of 1881. Dr. Bliss repeatedly assured them the president was recovering nicely. But Garfield did not reappear. Then Bliss reported the president was dead, and nothing could have been done to save him.
XII. George’s Progress & Poverty, Ruling EliteIn the decade before James A. Garfield was elected president, the U. S. experienced its longest economic contraction in history between 1873 and 1879. In 1879, the best selling book on economic policy ever written was self-published by a California author, Henry George.
“[I]n every country …, a vast and dominant pecuniary interest [exerts] active, energetic power [to] write laws and mold thought….”
XIII. Wells’ Elitist Manifesto
XIV. FDR’s Letter to House
“The real truth … is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson….”
“The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the Bank of the United States—only on a far bigger and broader scale.”
XV. Confronting Reality