美国总统选举中的地理学 第88期:1920-1968美国总统大选 (25)

发表时间:2017-11-14内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Why Idaho Nevada Colorado

它们为何支持平民党

Silver mines that was what really the economy of those states, were all about in those states

他们有银矿,银矿是这几个州的经济支柱,占了很大份额

it wasn't much in Nevada but silver mines that was the game in town

在内华达州较少,但仍能带来不少利益

and of course if the US would move to silvers, a standard of the free coinage of silver

显然,如果美国真的实行了银币的自由铸造

would be tremendously beneficial for silver miners, so silver miners pushed it a lot

银矿生产区将获得巨大的利益,因而银矿矿工们对此极力推行

They got some support in the south

他们在南方也得到了一下支持

and that's actually interesting, you can see Alabama shaded in

很有意思,可以看到阿拉巴马州颜色较深

The colors were a bit washed out, Actually in North Carolina they didn't do too bad

你们看到的图颜色偏浅,事实上他们在北卡也获得不少支持

And in fact in North Carolina the populist started making interesting arrangement, say ally themselves with the Republicans

且平民党在北卡做出了一个有趣的决定,即宣布与共和党人结成联盟

They form what they called the fusion party

他们共同组成了一个融合党

They didn't agree on a lot of issues but they agreed that they did not like the Democratic party which

纵然他们在诸多问题上都有分歧,但他们都不愿让民主党得道

was becoming more and more the party of white supremacy in the south

因为民主党正日渐发展成一个推崇白人至上的南方政党

and this populist Republican fusion party in North Carolina,

而这由平民党和共和党组成的新政党

was a sort of last stand for African-American enfranchisement in the south

对于北卡的黑人而言,是他们在南方争取选举权的最后一战

They were actually voting, highly engaged in this

他们积极地参加到投票等活动当中,

and the white backlash against that fusion movement, pretty much kill the populist party in the south, particularly in North Carolina

融合运动收到当地白人的严酷镇压,杀害了很多南方的平民主义者,北卡的情况尤为惨烈

So what else can you see in this map? You see

从这幅地图还能看出什么?你看到

Not doing well in the northeast

平民党在东北部出师不利

Not doing well in the new industrial cities

在新兴工业城市支持甚少

Not doing well among the laboring classes

也没有得到劳工阶级的青睐

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