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This brief article from the Topeka Commonwealth outlines the basics of how to assemble a local branch of the Farmer's Alliance and the objectives of this reform organization. These objectives included obtaining fair prices for farm produce, enabling farmers to protect themselves against corrupt and unethical businessmen, eliminating government corruption, and opposing legislation that would aid big business at the expense of farmers. The Farmer's Alliance movement would eventually merge with the Knights of Labor to form the People's (Populist) Party.

Creator: Topeka Commonwealth
Date: February 8, 1881

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This document provides a concise but informative description of the Alliance beliefs that would eventually become major elements of the Populist Party platform. This would serve as an excellent jumping off point for a more detailed discussion of these specific grievances.

KS:7th:4.2: Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210855
Call Number: K 329.84 F22 Clipp, Farmer's Alliance Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210855

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