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Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics

Michael J. Lansing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226283500
eISBN:
9780226283647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283647.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1915, western farmers created the starkest challenge to party politics in twentieth-century America. Their movement—the Nonpartisan League (NPL)—deployed novel tactics that challenged existing ... More


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Michael J. Lansing

in Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226283500
eISBN:
9780226283647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283647.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Born in North Dakota in 1915, the NPL empowered disadvantaged citizens to directly engage in electoral politics. It defied the common assumption that agrarians could not transcend regional, ethnic, ... More


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