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Populism: Getting started ...

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

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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


Browsing the Shelves

 Use the Call Numbers from the list below to browse the shelves for materials on these topics:                                                                                                   




Call Number - Library of Congress  # Call Number - Dewey Decimal #
American History E660-738 973
American Populism E661 973.8
Political Science JA84 321
Political Parties JK2255-2391 324


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