Unformatted text preview: success. During the 1870s, a few states passed "Granger laws," limiting railroad and warehouse fees. By 1880 the Grange was in decline and being replaced by the Farmers' Alliances, which were similar in many respects but more overtly political. By 1890 the alliances, initially autonomous state organizations, had about 1.5 million members from New York to California. A parallel African-American group, the Colored Farmers National Alliance, claimed over a million members. Federating into two large Northern and Southern blocs, the alliances promoted elaborate economic programs to "unite the farmers of America for their protection against class legislation and the encroachments of concentrated capital."...
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- Fall '10
- Granges, Farmers National Alliance, century American farmers, general agricultural problems