HIST CHAP 17 NOTES

HIST CHAP 17 NOTES - 1 HIST 021 BOOK NOTES CHAPTER 17: F...

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1 HIST 021 BOOK NOTES CHAPTER 17: F 1015-230 WJM12@psu.edu CHAPTER 17: FREEDOM’S BOUNDARIES AT HOME AND ABROAD, 1890-1900 The Populist Challenge - The Farmers Revolt o Small farmers were experiencing the same economic insecurity as industrial workers o Farmers Alliance- largest citizens movement of the 19 th century (J.D. Fields- one of the leaders) Originally stayed out of politics but later propped federal government arrange warehouses to hold crops as collateral for loads the government would issue. - The People’s Party o Alliance became People’s Party (Populists)- era’s greatest public insurgency (farmers, producing class, miners, industrial workers, veterans of the Knights of Labor) o “Cyclone” Davis- traveled Great Plains speaking of Thomas Jefferson’s writings on the evils of banks and large corporations. - The Populist Platform o Ignatius Donnelly- wrote platform: “nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin” by political corruption and economic inequality o Contained proposals to restore democracy and economic opportunity, graduated income tax, recognition of rights of workers to form labor unions; also called for public ownership of railroads to guarantee farmers inexpensive access to market crops
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