The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Texas: The Birthplace of Populism
Everything is bigger in Texas, including political movements. I have yet to speak with scholars of populism, and this show rectifies that with two outstanding authors of the latest Texas populism histories (professors Gregg Cantrell and Thomas Alter) and a guest host, my colleague at Dickinson State University Dr. Jeff Wells.
Donna Barnes, Farmers in Rebellion: The Rise and Fall of the Southern Farmers Alliance and People’s Party in Texas (1984).
Lawrence Goodwyn, Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment in America (1976).
Matthew Hild, Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists, Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South (2007).
Roscoe Martin, The People’s Party in Texas: A Case Study in Third-Party Politics (1933).
Robert C. McMath, Jr., Populist Vanguard: A History of the Southern Farmers' Alliance (1975).
Charles Postel, The Populist Revolt (2007).
Marion K. Barthelme, (ed.), Women in the Texas Populist Movement: Letters to the Southern Mercury (1997).
Theresa Case, The Great Southwest Railroad Strike and Free Labor (2010).
Tim Lehman, Up the Trail: How Texas Cowboys Herded Longhorns and Became an American Icon (2018).