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Revolt of the Tar Heels: The North Carolina Populist Movement, 1890-1901

James A. Beeby


During the 1890s, North Carolina witnessed a political revolution as the newly formed Populist Party joined with the Republicans to throw out do-nothing, conservative Democrats. Focusing on political transformation, electoral reform, and new economic policies to aid poor and struggling farmers, the Populists and their coalition partners took power at all levels in the only southern state where Populists gained statewide office. For a brief four years, the Populists and Republicans gave an object lesson in progressive politics in which whites and African Americans worked together for the better ... More

Keywords: North Carolina, political revolution, Populist Party, Republicans, Democrats, political transformation, electoral reform, progressive politics, African Americans, political insurgency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781604730012
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604730012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Beeby, author