Preamble to the Populist Platform, 1892

People's Party Platform, 1896

Rerum Novarum, the 1891 encyclical by Pope Leo XIII that helped to legitimize the labor union movement and legislation promoting workers rights.

Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court decision that upheld segregation, with Justice John Harlan's ringing, if solitary, dissent.

The War Prayer, by Mark Twain, written in response to the Spanish-American War of 1899-1902, which he opposed.

Populist Studies Page by by Gene Clanton, author of POPULISM: THE HUMANE PREFERENCE IN AMERICA, 1890-1900 (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1991) and CONGRESSIONAL POPULISM AND THE CRISIS OF THE 1890S (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998). See online essay, Origins of Populism, Part 1.

A discussion of the 1886 Supreme Court decision in Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad case that granted corporations civil rights under the 14th Amendment.

Resources for a course at Ohio State University on the Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1917, covering the Populist Movement, the Progressive Era and the Gilded Age, with texts by Jane Addams, Henry George, Washington Gladden, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and a discussion of Populism and the 1896 campaign. Also, other interesting resources.

Resources for a course at the University of Colorado on the Populist Movement and Political Reform.

History of Populism in Nebraska, including The Grange, the Farmers Alliance, the Populists, William Jennings Bryan and the Progressive Movement, at

History of the Colored Farmers Alliance. Preliminary research for writing a history of the Colored Farmers Alliance in the Populist movement: 1886-1896, by Omar Ali, Columbia University

Williams Jenning Bryan, a web site memorializing "The Great Commoner," a populist lawyer, newspaper editor and three-time Democratic nominee for President (1896, 1900, 1908) who championed family farms, antitrust legislation, campaign finance reform, food safety and international peacekeeping.

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