His conservative and inactive role as a state senator in 1897 , for instance , brought him criticism as a “ Judas of Populism . ” 17. ... After falling out with Governor Lewelling , he was not renominated by the Populists in 1894 . 18.
Author: William Alfred Peffer
Peffer's memoir describes the development of Populism, the political maneuverings and campaign practices of the People's Party, the effect of the famous silver movement on the critical election of 1896, and the behind-the-scenes conflict that ultimately led to the dissolution of America's last great third party.
In his later years, Peffer reflected on Populism but continued in politics under various banners. William Peffer wrote his memoirs, Populism, Its Rise and Fall, and blamed the collapse of the People's Party on petty infighting and ...
Author: Alexandra Kindell
This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia documents how Populism, which grew out of post-Civil War agrarian discontent, was the apex of populist impulses in American culture from colonial times to the present. • Provides an introductory essay that announces key events, themes, people, and ideas, appropriate for students, researchers, and general readers • Includes more than 200 entries and dozens of images and maps, making this two-volume work a comprehensive resource for high school and undergraduate researchers • Explains how the 19th-century agrarian movement diverged into different Populist movements in the United States and explores the various meanings, icons, and forms of the Populist undercurrent in modern-day American culture
Peffer, Populism: Its Rise and Fall, ed. Argersinger, 145. 59. Lloyd, Henry Demarest Lloyd, 259. 60. Lloyd, Henry Demarest Lloyd, 261–63. 61. Allan Nevins, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage (New York, 1933), 700; and Durden, ...
Author: Donald T. Critchlow
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Political Science
Contrary to warnings about the dangers of populism, Donald F. Critchlow argues that grassroots activism is essential to party renewal within a democratic system. Grassroots activism, presenting a cacophony of voices calling for reform of various sorts without programmatic coherence, is often derided as populist and distrusted by both political parties and voters. But according to Donald T. Critchlow, grassroots movements are actually responsible for political party transformation, both Democratic and Republic, into instruments of reform that reflect the interests, concerns, and anxieties of the electorate. Contrary to popular discourse warning about the dangers of populism, Critchlow argues that grassroots activism is essential to party renewal within a democratic system. In Defense of Populism examines movements that influenced Republican, Democratic, and third-party politics—from the Progressives and their influence on Teddy Roosevelt, to New Dealers and FDR, to the civil rights, feminist, and environmental movements and their impact on the Democratic Party, to the Reagan Revolution and the Tea Party. In each case, Critchlow narrates representative biographies of activists, party leaders, and presidents to show how movements become viable calls for reform that get translated into policy positions. Social tensions and political polarization continue to be prevalent today. Increased social disorder and populist outcry are expected whenever political elites and distant bureaucratic government are challenged. In Defense of Populism shows how, as a result of grassroots activism and political-party reform, policy advances are made, a sense of national confidence is restored, and the belief that American democracy works in the midst of crisis is affirmed.
Author: Peter H. ArgersingerPublish On: 2021-10-21
Peffer's attitudes toward the demise of Populism appear in his “The Passing of the People's Party,” North American Review 166 (January 1898): 12-23; “Populism, Its Rise and Fall,” published in the Chicago Tribune, 1899; ...
Author: Peter H. Argersinger
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Political Science
This study focuses attention of the People's party which existed for a short time in the 1890s. Despite its brief existence the party and the movement that brought it into being had a lasting effect on American politics and society. Populism originally developed outside the political system because the system had proved incapable of responding to real needs. As the movement was transformed into the People's party, however, much of its responsive nature was lost. The People's party became subject to the same influences that guided the old parties and it became more concerned with winning office than with promoting genuine reform. In finding this sharp distinction between Populism and the People's party, Mr. Argersinger portrays Populism not as a success but as a tragic failure, betrayed from within by politicians who followed political dictates rather than Populist principles. Mr. Argersinger studies the Populist predicament in organizing a national movement in a time of political sectionalism and discovers neglected phases of Populist activity in the crucial campaign of 1896. He suggests that there may have been some validity to the charge of Populist "conspiracy-mindedness."
Is the contemporary backlash against liberal democracy merely the same old story, or are we witnessing something unprecedented?
Author: Aviezer Tucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
It should not surprise anyone that democracies can become dangerously illiberal; indeed, it was one of the classical critiques of ancient democracies. Is the contemporary backlash against liberal democracy merely the same old story, or are we witnessing something unprecedented? In this witty and engaging book, Aviezer Tucker argues that the contemporary revival of authoritarian populism combines the historically familiar with new technologies to produce a highly unstable and contagious new synthesis that threatens basic liberal norms, from freedom of the press to independent judiciaries. He examines how the economic crisis blocked social mobility and thereby awakened the dark, dormant political passions exploited by demagogues such as Orban and Trump. He argues that this slide towards ‘neo-illiberal democracy’ can be countered if we hard-headedly restore a ‘liberalism without nostalgia’ which institutes policies that can dampen down populist passions and strengthen liberal institutional barriers against them. Readers interested in current affairs, social science, history, and political and social theory will find Aviezer Tucker’s original theoretical and historical analysis incisive, innovative, and entertaining.
Peffer, William A. The Farmer's Side: His Troubles and Their Remedy. New York: D. Appleton, 1891. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Hyperion, 1976. ———. “Populism, Its Rise and Fall.” Chicago Tribune, 1899. Edited and with an introduction by ...
Author: Charles Postel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A major reinterpretation of the Populist movement, this text argues that the Populists were modern people, rejecting the notion that Populism opposed modernity and progress.
Author: Belinda A. Stillion SouthardPublish On: 2011
... The Populist Context: Rural versus Urban Power on a Great Plains Frontier (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973); William A. Peffer, Populism, Its Rise and Fall, ed. Peter H. Argersinger (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, ...
Author: Belinda A. Stillion Southard
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Category: Political Science
In Militant Citizenship: Rhetorical Strategies of the National Woman's Party, 1913–1920, Belinda A. Stillion Southard explores the ways in which the militant NWP negotiated institutional opposition and secured such a prominent position in national politics.
Further reading: Argersinger, Peter H. Populism, Its Rise and Fall. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992; Hicks, John D. The Populist Revolt: A History of the Farmers' Alliance and the People's Party.
Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Political Science
This new volume contains all the material a reader needs to understand the American election process and its political parties. This complete A-to-Z reference guide covers the people, events, and terms involved in the electoral process. It also provides the history of elections in the United States, focusing primarily on the presidential elections. Appendix material includes the results for every presidential election.
Mudde C., and Rovira Kaltwasser C. “Populism and Political Leadership”, in R. A. W. Rhodes and Paul 'T Hart (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Leaders. ... Peffer, W.A. Populism, Its Rise and Fall, H. Argersinger (ed.).
Author: Chiara Chini
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Populism is a category which is often abused in current public discourse. It is an issue that is usually looked at from the perspective of political science or cultural studies, while historians have rarely confronted it. Nonetheless, the study of historical cases of populism is a necessary preliminary task for an in-depth examination of the topic. This book opens up a channel of dialogue among political scientists, sociologists, philosophers and historians in order to launch a debate on the declination of the populist phenomenon. The essays here consist of the reflections of various scholars on several national cases through a survey conducted on a large temporal and spatial horizon, from the experiences developed in Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century to the more recent events of Ukraine’s revolution at the end of the twentieth; and from the first case of a populist party in the US to the examples of the Italian political scenario in the 1980s, in order to identify which historical perspective would be the most suitable for understanding populism and if populism can actually be considered a category that fits into the historical investigation of these phenomena.
244; Martin J. Klotsche, “The 'United Front' Populists,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 20 (1937): 375–389; Roger E. Wyman, ... William Peffer, Populism: Its Rise and Fall (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992), 109–114; ...
Author: James M. Beeby
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
The Populist Movement was the largest mass movement for political and economic change in the history of the American South until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The Populist Movement in this book is defined as the Farmers’ Alliance and the People’s Party, as well as the Agricultural Wheel and Knights of Labor in the 1880s and 1890s. The Populists threatened the political hegemony of the white racist southern Democratic Party during populism’s high point in the mid-1890s; and the populists threw the New South into a state of turmoil. Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures brings together nine of the best new works on the populist movement in the South that grapple with several larger themes—such as the nature of political insurgency, the relationship between African Americans and whites, electoral reform, new economic policies and producerism, and the relationship between rural and urban areas—in case studies that center on several states and at the local level. Each essay offers both new research and new interpretations into the causes, course, and consequences of the populist insurgency. One essay analyzes how notions of debt informed the Populist insurgency in North Carolina, the one state where the Populists achieved statewide power, while another analyzes the Populists’ failed attempts in Grant Parish, Louisiana, to align with African Americans and Republicans to topple the incumbent Democrats. Other topics covered include populist grassroots organizing with African Americans to stop disfranchisement in North Carolina; the Knights of Labor and the relationship with populism in Georgia; organizing urban populism in Dallas, Texas; Tom Watson’s relationship with Midwest Populism; the centrality of African Americans in populism, a comparative analysis of Populism across the Deep South, and how the rhetoric and ideology of populism impacted socialism and the Garvey movement in the early twentieth century. Together these studies offer new insights into the nature of southern populism and the legacy of the Peoples’ Party in the South.