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This poem deals with activities in the Kansas Statehouse from a Farmer's Alliance (or Populist) perspective. A number of Kansas politicians are named in the poem which implies that the Farmer's Alliance had some success against the Republican "bosses" of Kansas. The flyer was printed by the Spirit of Kansas, Topeka, a weekly newspaper published in Topeka from 1884 through 1892 (previously published in Lawrence).

Creator: Spirit of Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1892

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If shortened for student use, the last four stanzas include the clearest account of the challenge posed by the Populists/Farmer's Alliance.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 203945
Call Number: K 329.84 P39 Pam. v. 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 203945

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