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Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

James M. Beeby


The Populist Movement was the largest mass movement for political and economic change in the history of the American South until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The Populist Movement in this book is defined as the Farmers’ Alliance and the People’s Party, as well as the Agricultural Wheel and Knights of Labor in the 1880s and 1890s. The Populists threatened the political hegemony of the white racist southern Democratic Party during populism’s high point in the mid-1890s; and the populists threw the New South into a state of turmoil. The book brings together nine of the best n ... More

Keywords: Populist Movement, economic change, American South, Civil Rights, Farmers’ Alliance, People’s Party, Agricultural Wheel, Knights of Labor, political hegemony, Democratic Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617032257
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Beeby, editor