Jacob Coxey was a populist around the turn of the century, and a member of the LeagueOfGoodRoads
. He had a son who he named Legal Tender Coxey
. In the campaign, Legal stole Dan Siegel
's name (see GoldenAgeKnightsOfTheRoad
) and is BenSiegel
He had another son named Jesse. "Hmm. Another possible contender for the inheritance..." [Rob]
From the UA list, April 3rd:
- "Well, he said silver is bad too. Jerry Smith took to the silver, he said, and it was the wrong way. He said a man named General Jake found the right way between silver and gold. [GoldVsSilver]"
- Jerry Smith = Rev. Gerald L.K. Smith [GeraldSmith], a lieutenant of HueyLong's and later a leading American anti-semite with connections to the fascist Silver Shirts and the StGermain worshipping I AM cult [IAm]. I can't tell you who General Jake is because my players haven't tracked him down yet.
From Jere, also April 3rd:
- I figured it [General Jake] was a reference to Coxey's Army.
This later proved to be accurate.
From Chris Tatro:
"When they busted all the unions,
You can't make no living wage.
And this working poor arrangement,
Gonna turn to public rage.
And then get ready . . .
We're gonna bring back Coxey's Army
And take his message to the street."
-- Eddie Starr, "The Return of Coxey's Army", from the CD War Zone, Union Jax
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