Encyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Alexandra Kindell
  • Elizabeth S. Demers
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  • ISBN-10: 1598845683
  • ISBN-13: 9781598845686
  • DDC: 320.56
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 960 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Overview

The Populist Movement was founded in the late 1800s when farmers and other agrarian workers formed cooperative societies to fight exploitation by big banks and corporations. Today, populism encompasses both right-wing and left-wing movements, organizations, and icons. This valuable encyclopedia examines how ordinary people have voiced their opposition to the prevailing political, economic, and social constructs of the past as well how the elite or leaders at the time have reacted to that oppositionThe entries spotlight the people, events, organizations, and ideas that created this first major challenge to the two-party system in the United States. Additionally, attention is paid to important historical actors who are not traditionally considered "Populist" but were instrumental in paving the way for the movement-or vigorously resisted Populism's influence on American culture. This encyclopedia also shows that Populism as a specific movement, and populism as an idea, have served alternately to further equal rights in America-and to limit them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Abbott, Lyman (1835–1922).
2: Abolitionism.
3: Addams, Jane (1860–1935).
4: African Americans and Populism.
5: Agrarianism.
6: Agricultural Issues, Regional.
7: Agricultural Newspapers and Farmer Unrest.
8: Agricultural Wheel.
9: Alger, Horatio, Jr. (1832–1899).
10: Allen, William Vincent (1847–1923).
11: Alliance.
12: Allied Peoples’ Party.
13: Altgeld, John P. (1847–1902).
14: American Federation of Labor (AFL).
15: American Non-Conformist.
16: Anarchism.
17: Anderson, Sherwood (1876–1941).
18: Antigay Populism.
19: Anti-Imperialism/Colonialism.
20: Arnett, Alex Matthews (1888–1945).
21: Automobile.
22: Bacon's Rebellion (1676).
23: Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1858–1954).
24: Banking System of the Late Nineteenth Century.
25: Barnum, P. T. (1810–1891).
26: Baseball and Populism.
27: Baum, L. Frank (1856–1919).
28: Bellamy, Edward (1850–1898).
29: Black Panther Party (BPP).
30: Bland, Richard P. (1835–1899).
31: Blease, Cole (1868–1942).
32: Boas, Franz (1858–1942).
33: Bonus Army.
34: Bourbon Democracy.
35: Bryan, William Jennings (1860–1925).
36: Bryce, James (1838–1922).
37: Bull Moose Party.
38: Burned-over District.
39: Burrows, Jay (1833–1900).
40: Bush, George W., Populist Rhetoric of.
41: Butler, Marion (1863–1938).
42: Capra, Frank (1897–1991).
43: Carter, James Earl “Jimmy” (1924–).
44: Cather, Willa (1873–1947).
45: Charles, Robert (c. 1865–1900).
46: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company.
47: Chávez, César E. (1927–1993).
48: Clayton Antitrust Act (1914).
49: Cleburne Platform (1886).
50: Cleveland, Grover (1837–1908).
51: Coin's Financial School (1894).
52: Colorado, Populism in.
53: Colored Farmers’ Alliance (CFA).
54: Comstock, Anthony (1844–1915).
55: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
56: Cooperative Commonwealth.
57: Copland, Aaron (1900–1990).
58: Country Life Movement.
59: Coxey, Jacob (1854–1951).
60: Coxey's Army.
61: Crédit Mobilier Scandal.
62: Crime of ’73.
63: Cripple Creek War (1894).
64: “Cross of Gold” Speech (1896).
65: Czolgosz, Leon (1873–1901).
66: Darrow, Clarence (1857–1938).
67: Debs, Eugene (1855–1926).
68: Democratic Party.
69: Department Stores and Mail-Order Catalogs.
70: Depression of 1873.
71: Depression of 1893.
72: De Tocqueville, Alexis (1805–1859).
73: Diggs, Annie L. (1853–1916).
74: Dixon, Thomas, Jr. (1864–1946).
75: Dobbs, Louis Carl (1945–).
76: Donnelly, Ignatius (1831–1901).
77: Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895).
78: Drought.
79: Eddy, Mary Baker (1821–1910).
80: Eight-hour Day.
81: Electricity.
82: “The Elite”.
83: Emancipation Proclamation (1863).
84: Emery, Sarah (1838–1895).
85: Environmentalism.
86: Eugenics.
87: Evangelicalism and Populism.
88: Farmers’ Alliance.
89: Farmers’ and Laborers’ Union of America (FLUA).
90: Farmers’ Clubs.
91: Farmers’ Mutual Benefit Association (FMBA).
92: Farmers’ Transportation Convention.
93: The Farmer's Wife.
94: Federal Farm Board (FFB).
95: Federal Intermediate Credit Banks (FICBs).
96: Federal Reserve.
97: Federal Reserve Act (1913).
98: Federal Trade Commission Act (1914).
99: Felton, William Harrell (1823–1909).
100: Feminism.
101: Film.
102: Flint Strike (1936–1937).
103: Flower, Benjamin Orange (1858–1918).
104: Force Bill (1890).
105: Freedom Riders.
106: Freethinkers.
107: Garland, Hamlin (1860–1940).
108: Garrison, William Lloyd (1805–1879).
109: George, Henry (1839–1897).
110: George, Milton (1833–unknown).
111: Gilded Age.
112: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1860–1935).
113: Goldman, Emma (1869–1940).
114: Gold Standard/Free Silver.
115: Goldwater, Barry M. (1909–1998).
116: Gompers, Samuel (1850–1924).
117: “Goodbye, My Party, Goodbye”.
118: Granger Movement.
119: Grant, Madison (1865–1937).
120: Grasshopper Plagues.
121: Great Society.
122: Greenback Party.
123: Griffith, D. W. (1875–1948) and The Birth of a Nation (1915).
124: Gronlund, Laurence (1846–1899).
125: Guthrie, Woodrow Wilson “Woody” (1912–1967).
126: Hanna, Mark (1837–1904).
127: Haskell, Anna Fader (1858–1942).
128: Haskell, Burnette G. (1857–1907).
129: Hayes, “Lemonade” Lucy (1831–1889).
130: Haymarket Riot (1886).
131: Hepburn Act (1906).
132: Herron, George Davis (1862–1925).
133: Highlander Folk School.
134: Hightower, Jim (1943–).
135: Hill, James J. (1838–1916).
136: Hill, Joe (1879–1915).
137: Hiss, Alger (1904–1996).
138: Historians of Populism.
139: Holcomb, Silas Alexander (1858–1920).
140: Hollywood Ten.
141: Homestead Act (1862).
142: Homestead Strike (1892).
143: Illinois Woman's Alliance (IWA).
144: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
145: Ingersoll, Robert (1833–1899).
146: International Monetary Conferences.
147: Interstate Commerce Act (ICA) (1887).
148: Irons, Martin (1827–1911).
149: Ivins, Mary Tyler “Molly” (1944–2007).
150: Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826).
151: Jones, Mary Harris/Mother Jones (1837–1930).
152: Jute-bagging Trust.
153: Kansas, Populism in.
154: Kansas City Conference (1901).
155: Kaweah Colony.
156: Kelley, Oliver Hudson (1826–1913).
157: Kellie, Luna (1857–1940).
158: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968).
159: Knights of Labor.
160: Know Nothings.
161: Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
162: Lease, Mary (1850–1933).
163: Leisure.
164: Lewelling, Lorenzo D. (1846–1900).
165: Lewis, John L. (1880–1969).
166: Lewis, Sinclair (1885–1951).
167: Lindsay, Vachel (1879–1931).
168: Long, Huey (1893–1935).
169: Long-Haul/Short-Haul Discrimination.
170: Loucks, Henry Langford (1846–1928).
171: Luhan, Mabel Dodge (1879–1962).
172: Macune, Dr. C. W. (1851–1940).
173: Maxwell, Samuel (1825–1891).
174: McBride, John (1854–1917).
175: McCarthy, Joseph (1908–1957).
176: McKinley, William, Jr. (1843–1901).
177: Mencken, H. L. (1880–1956).
178: Merritt, Ada Chase (1852–1933).
179: Middle-of-the-Road Populists.
180: Mills, C. Wright (1916–1962).
181: Modernism.
182: Moody, Dwight (1837–1899).