American Populism / Edition 1

American Populism / Edition 1

by Robert C. McMath, Eric Foner
     
 

From the first crises in America's farming regions in the 1870s through the fracture and demise of grass-roots protest organizations at the end of the century. American Populism chronicles the Populists' battles with the dominant institutions of an industrializing nation. In this readable and balanced account, Robert McMath examines Populism's relation to

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From the first crises in America's farming regions in the 1870s through the fracture and demise of grass-roots protest organizations at the end of the century. American Populism chronicles the Populists' battles with the dominant institutions of an industrializing nation. In this readable and balanced account, Robert McMath examines Populism's relation to the social and economic networks of rural communities and to churches, schools, fraternal organizations, and trade unions, showing how it became a natural response to dramatically changing times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374522643
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,157,333
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Populist Country Before Populism: Rural Life in the New West and the New South19
2Cultures of Protest, 1867-8650
3The Farmers' Alliance in Search of the Cooperative Commonwealth, 1887-8983
4Farmers, Laborers, and Politics: Interest Groups and Insurgency, 1890108
5Creating a Political Culture: The People's Party, 1891-92143
6The Crisis of Populism, 1893-98180
Bibliographical Essay213
Index233

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