Revolt of the Tar Heels [electronic resource] :the North Carolina populist movement, 1890-1901 / James M. Beeby.
By: Beeby, James M.Material type: BookPublisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 280 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781604733242 (electronic bk.); 1604733241 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Populist Party (N.C.) -- History | Populism -- North Carolina -- History | Racism -- North Carolina -- History | North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 | North Carolina -- History -- 1865- | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Parties | HISTORY / United States / 19th Century | Populist Party (N.C.) | Since 1865 | Political science | Populism | Racism | North CarolinaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 324.2756/02 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-275) and index.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE. The Alliance Brotherhood: The Origins of the Populist Party in North Carolina; CHAPTER TWO. "We have put our hands on the plow and we will not look back": The People's Party and the Election of 1892; CHAPTER THREE. The People's Party Triumphant: The Politics of Cooperation in 1894; CHAPTER FOUR. "Equal Rights to All and Special Privileges to None": Grassroots Populism in North Carolina; CHAPTER FIVE. "Ever true to the people's cause, true to country, true to home": The Cooperationist Legislature of 1895.
During the 1890s, North Carolina witnessed a political revolution as the newly formed Populist Party joined with the Republicans to throw out do-nothing, conservative Democrats. Focusing on political transformation, electoral reform, and new economic policies to aid poor and struggling farmers, the Populists and their coalition partners took power at all levels in the only southern state where Populists gained statewide office. For a brief four years, the Populists and Republicans gave an object lesson in progressive politics in which whites and African Americans worked together for the better.
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