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Alliances

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the alliances formed by the people of the New South. Of particular importance was the Patrons of Husbandry with almost a quarter of a million members. They were also known as ... More


Black Populism: Agrarian Politics from the Colored Alliance to the People's Party

Omar H. Ali

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Omar H. Ali explains the ways agricultural interests helped define third-party politics during the 1880s and 1890s, a movement that culminated in the Peoples' Party. Black farmers sought economic ... More


The Colored Farmers’ Alliance

Omar H. Ali

in In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737783
eISBN:
9781604737806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737783.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the history behind the establishment of the Colored Alliance agrarian organization. In 1886, the Colored Farmers’ Alliance and Co-Operative Union (Colored Alliance, for short) ... More


The Alliance Brotherhood: The Origins of the Populist Party in North Carolina

James M. Beeby

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730012
eISBN:
9781604733242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730012.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the origins of the Populist Party in North Carolina, namely the Farmers’ Alliance, which emerged in response to the economic depression occurring all over the South in the ... More


Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

James M. Beeby (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

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 ... More


Charles Macune and the Currency of Cooperation

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter concerns the preeminent economic theorist of the Populist movement, Charles Macune, who organized the most systematic alternative to the National Banking System and the international ... More


Calling the Convention

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the reasons that the state resorted to calling a convention in 1890 though previous efforts to do so had failed. Two major events propelled most state leaders into backing a ... More


Southern Labor and the Lure of Populism: Workers and Power in North Carolina

Deborah Beckel

in Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056975
eISBN:
9780813053752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056975.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter Deborah Beckel reconsiders historians' analyses of the Knights of Labor in Gilded Age North Carolina. Based on new research, it reframes interpretations of labor's role in the rise of ... More


Opposition to the Bourbons

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter introduces the two groups opposing the Bourbon strangle-hold on state affairs: the Farmers’ Alliance with roots in the Greenback Party and African Americans within the Republican Party. ... More


Haw River

Rob Christensen

in The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651040
eISBN:
9781469651064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kerr Scott’s roots were in a dairy farm in the middle of the state. Scott was influenced by the passage of a referendum to finance the first school in the area – a measure that passed by one vote ... More


Black Farmers, Agriculture, and Resistance

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most accounts of African Americans’ relationship to the soil focus on oppression and exploitation. This book offers the untold history of Black farmers’ fight to stay on the land in the southern ... More


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