The Populist Revolt: A History of the Farmers' Alliance and the People's Party
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"The Populist Revolt" is rich in information, detailed to the point of intimidation. But it is the very details, along with the straight-forward writing style, and of course the author's perspective, that made this book such a favorite with me.
Hicks covers the rise and glory of Populis...more
This is the standard history of the movement. It shows the strength of racism over common economic interest with the inability of the mid-Western and Southern White farmers to get together when the southerners were totally paranoid that the black farmers might get something out of it. The current "populism" continues the exclusion of black Americans.
The other major differ...more