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Reconceptualizing Black Populism in the New South

Omar H. Ali

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the issue of race and African Americans and the Populist insurgency from another direction. Instead of seeing black Populism as an appendage to the Populist Party, it places ... More


Creating a New South: The Political Culture of Deep South Populism

Lewie Reece

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines Populism in the Deep South (essentially Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi), highlighting the complexity of local organizing, alliances with African American voters, ... More


“[T]he Angels from Heaven Had Come Down and Wiped Their Names off the Registration Books”: The Demise of Grassroots Populism in North Carolina

James M. Beeby

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines how the Populists in the eastern section of North Carolina tried to organize white and black voters to resist the resurgence of the Democrats and push back against the ... More


“Workingmen’s Democracy” in the Deep South: The Knights of Labor in Georgia Politics, 1884–1892

Matthew Hild

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyzes the Knights of Labor in Georgia and the ways in which the brief organizing of the Knights paved the way for the electoral success of both labor candidates and Populists in some ... More


“The Race Cry Doesn’t Scare Us”. . . Or Does It?: Populism and Race in Grant Parish, Louisiana

Joel Sipress

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the local dynamics behind the rise and fall of the Populist Party and tensions over issues of race and political organization. It analyzes the efforts of Populists in Grant ... More


Agrarian Producerism after Populism: Socialism and Garveyism in the Rural South

Jarod Roll

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the career of producerist thought and rhetoric following the demise of the People’s Party. It describes how white Socialists and then African Americans in the Garvey Movement ... More


Agrarian Rebel, Industrial Workers: Tom Watson and the Prospects of a Farmer-Labor Alliance

Michael Pierce

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the relationship between Populist leader, Tom Watson, and labor organizing in the Midwest and North. Watson was the key leader of the People’s Party in the South and much is ... 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


“Hard Times Is the Cry”: Debt in Populist Thought in North Carolina

David Silkenat

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on North Carolina, the one state where the Populists achieved statewide power, to determine how the Populists saw the issue of debt and how debt influenced Populist attempts to ... More


“Of Whom Shall the Third Party Be Composed?”: Urb an Laborers and the Or igins of the People’s Party in Dallas, Texas

Alicia E. Rodriquez

in Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032257
eISBN:
9781617032332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032257.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines organized labor in Dallas, Texas, and during the Populist revolt of the late 1880s and early 1890s. Southern historians often overlook urban Populism, perhaps in part because ... More


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