Theory of Populist Movement as Reform Populism as a Political Protest Against the Status Quo v. Elite Branding of Populism as Demagoguery, an “Excess of Democracy” Populism as a Model of “Movement Culture and Mass Recruitment” Author Suggested Illustrations, Tables, and Documents
Introductory Overview Essay
Historical Development of Reform Movement 18th and 19th Century Farmer Protests and “Rebellions” The Grange Farmer Alliance Movement People’s Party White Populist Dixiecrats and Jim Crow
Key Moments Omaha Convention Founds National Populist Party (1892) Cross of Gold Speech Wins William Jennings Bryan the Democratic Presidential Nomination (1896) Huey Long Announces His “Share Our Wealth” Program (1934)
Intersection with Other Reform Movements Populism and Women's Rights Populism and Progressivism
Future of Reform Movement Populism as a Force for Nativism Populism and the Growth of Third Party Candidates
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