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The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 September 28, 2009
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The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Outline 1 The Populist Movement in the South (1880s and 90s) Which groups were involved? What issues did the movement promote? Populist strongholds in the South 2 Significance of the Populist Movement The last stand for African American rights Two party competition Assimilation and the end of southern populism? 3 Implications
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The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South The Populist Movement in the South (1880s and 90s) Which groups were involved? Groups associated with the populist movement 1 Low-income whites and small farmers 2 Other agrarian laborers and sharecroppers 3 Industrial laborers 4 African Americans (to a lesser extent)
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The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South The Populist Movement in the South (1880s and 90s) What issues did the movement promote? Concerns: Grew out of economic downturn of 1880s Deflation and falling agricultural prices in the South Growing monopolistic activity of big businesses (e.g. railroads)
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