Halfway Between Jefferson and Marx

A close look at the 1892Omaha Platform, the program of the Populist Party.

“Assembled” On July 4, 1892, the greatest challenge to the two-party system since the Civil War — the People’s Party — was launched by the militants of a nationwide farmers’ movement. The newly coined word invented to refer the party’s supporters, “Populists,” quickly spread around the world. Over the decades, as the meaning of the […]

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