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This article, originally printed in William Peffer's Kansas Farmer, explains the reasons behind the growth of the Populist movement. Consequently the article focuses on corruption within the government, which has led to legislation that discriminates in favor of the wealthy and privileged and at the expense of the working man. The Farmer's Wife was created by Ira and Emma Pack, who published it from Topeka, Shawnee County, from 1891 until 1894. The newspaper served as a forum to discuss reform movements (including populism and suffrage), to present human interest stories, and to offer practical advice to Kansas women.

Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: September 1891

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Unlike most of the sources selected for this standard, this newspaper article deals with the people's response to Populism and its popularity. Also, its publication in The Farmer's Wife serves to illustrate women's roles within this reform movement.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210890
Call Number: Microfilm: T2255
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210890

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