US Populist party is organised at St. Louis

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Historical Context Note

The US Populist party is established by an alliance of poor southern white farmers and their counterparts in the Plains state such as Kansas and Nebraska, as an anti-elitist party hostile to railroads, national banks and recent deflation in the value of agricultural goods.
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Citation:
Editors. "US Populist party is organised at St. Louis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19071, accessed 29 July 2014.]