In the Lion's Mouth : Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

By: Ali, Omar HMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandMargaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies: Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010Description: 1 online resource (263 p.)ISBN: 9781604737806Subject(s): African Americans -- Southern States -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Populism -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In the Lion's Mouth : Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900DDC classification: 322.4/4097309034 | 322.44097309034 LOC classification: E185.6 .A28 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: ROOTS AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT; Chapter Two: THE COLORED FARMERS' ALLIANCE; Chapter Three: ESTABLISHING THE "NEGRO PARTY"; Chapter Four: INDEPENDENT, COALITION, AND FUSION POLITICS; Chapter Five: COLLAPSE AND AFTERMATH; Epilogue; Historiographical Essay; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Following the collapse of Reconstruction in 1877, African Americans organized a movementÃ?--distinct from the white Populist movementÃ?--in the South and parts of the Midwest for economic and political reform: Black Populism. Between 1886 and 1898, tens of thousands of black farmers, sharecroppers, and agrarian workers created their own organizations and tactics primarily under black leadership. As Black Populism grew as a regional force, it met fierce resistance from the Southern Democrats and constituent white planters and local merchants. African Americans carried out a wide range of activi
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Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: ROOTS AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT; Chapter Two: THE COLORED FARMERS' ALLIANCE; Chapter Three: ESTABLISHING THE "NEGRO PARTY"; Chapter Four: INDEPENDENT, COALITION, AND FUSION POLITICS; Chapter Five: COLLAPSE AND AFTERMATH; Epilogue; Historiographical Essay; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Following the collapse of Reconstruction in 1877, African Americans organized a movementÃ?--distinct from the white Populist movementÃ?--in the South and parts of the Midwest for economic and political reform: Black Populism. Between 1886 and 1898, tens of thousands of black farmers, sharecroppers, and agrarian workers created their own organizations and tactics primarily under black leadership. As Black Populism grew as a regional force, it met fierce resistance from the Southern Democrats and constituent white planters and local merchants. African Americans carried out a wide range of activi

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Omar H. Ali is associate professor of African American history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, he received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University and is author of In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third Party Movements in the United States.

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