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Jack Chapman: Bread or Blood, a Petition in Boots

Jack Chapman (UC Santa Cruz): $500 for Bread or Blood, a Petition in Boots. June/July Mini Grants

Bread or Blood is a contemporary social documentary project that combines photographs, motion picture, and audio collected along the route that Kelly’s Army traveled in 1894 across the United States of America to petition congress to finance a public works program through non-interest bonds. Kelly and his army undertook this journey in an effort to employ massive numbers of jobless Americans that were put out of work by the stock market panic and crash of 1893. Bread or Blood seeks to address critical contemporary issues of unemployment in America.

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