Skip to main content

LSC-Tomball Community Library research guides banner

Populism: Getting started ...

This guide will help you to find resources on the Farmers and the Populist Movement.

Ask a Librarian!

Though the library is physically closed, Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.

To access the databases, enter your 14-digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/ library card when prompted.  No college ID or library card? Use your myLoneStar username and password by clicking the link below the barcode login when prompted before entering a database.

Have a question? Ask us!

     Chat with a Librarian


               Email us:

                     SMS / Text us: 281.826.4488



Placing the Movement

In the 1870s farmers created farmer's alliances to address economic problems that they were facing. In 1891 they joined with labor and reform groups to create The People's Party. The party had enough popular votes during the election of 1892 to influence the Democratic Party's platform during the election of 1896.

This guide will help you find resources on the Populism from various print and online sources.

Useful Keywords

Use these keywords to search the online catalog for books, ebooks, and videos.

  • Populist Party
  • Southern Farmer's Alliance
  • People's Party
  • Willian McKinley
  • Election 1892
  • William Jennings Bryan
  • Election 1896
  • Populism