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In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900 (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

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Following the collapse of Reconstruction in 1877, African Americans organized a movement--distinct from the white Populist movement--in the South and parts of the Midwest for economic and political reform: Black Populism. Between 1886 and 1898, tens of thousands of black farmers, sharecroppers, and agrarian workers created their own organizations and tactics primarily under black leadership.

As Black Populism grew as a regional force, it met fierce resistance from the Southern Democrats and constituent white planters and local merchants. African Americans carried out a wide range of activities in this hostile environment. They established farming exchanges and cooperatives; raised money for schools; published newspapers; lobbied for better agrarian legislation; mounted boycotts against agricultural trusts and business monopolies; carried out strikes for better wages; protested the convict lease system, segregated coach boxes, and lynching; demanded black jurors in cases involving black defendants; promoted local political reforms and federal supervision of elections; and ran independent and fusion campaigns.

Growing out of the networks established by black churches and fraternal organizations, Black Populism found further expression in the Colored Agricultural Wheels, the southern branch of the Knights of Labor, the Cooperative Workers of America, the Farmers Union, and the Colored Farmers Alliance. In the early 1890s African Americans, together with their white counterparts, launched the People's Party and ran fusion campaigns with the Republican Party. By the turn of the century, Black Populism had been crushed by relentless attack, hostile propaganda, and targeted assassinations of leaders and foot soldiers of the movement. The movement's legacy remains, though, as the largest independent black political movement until the rise of the modern civil rights movement.

Synopsis:

A history of the alliance between black farmers, sharecroppers, and the People's Party

About the Author

Omar H. Ali, Towson, Maryland, is assistant professor of history at Towson University and the author of In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third Party Movements.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604737783
Author:
Ali, Omar H.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Author:
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies; Politics
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Nineteenth century
Subject:
Political science
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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