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In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Omar H. Ali

Abstract

Following the collapse of Reconstruction in 1877, African Americans organized a movement—distinct from the white Populist movement—in the South and parts of the Midwest for economic and political reform: Black Populism. Between 1886 and 1898, tens of thousands of black farmers, sharecroppers, and agrarian workers created their own organizations and tactics primarily under black leadership. As Black Populism grew as a regional force, it met fierce resistance from the Southern Democrats and constituent white planters and local merchants. African Americans carried out a wide range of activities i ... More

Keywords: Reconstruction, African Americans, political reform, Black Populism, black farmers, sharecroppers, agrarian workers, black leadership, Southern Democrats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604737783
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737783.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Omar H. Ali, author