chapter  22
Robert M. La Follette
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A constant struggle for post-Civil War American radicals was the quest to overcome the inequities caused by the growth of large-scale corporate capitalism. For several decades, Robert M. La Follette was arguably the most important and recognized leader of the opposition to the growing dominance of corporations over the government of the United States. First as governor of Wisconsin and later as a United States senator, La Follette waged a constant battle against corporate domination. He was very much part of a tradition that emphasized popular control of the government and the economy.