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The Farmer's Wife, a Populist newspaper published in Topeka, Shawnee County, printed this poem that illustrates the importance of farmers' work. While farm prices were "fixed by members of the various 'Boards of Trade,'" whom the Populists believed to be corrupt, the valuable labor of farmers was under appreciated. The Farmer's Wife was edited by Emma Pack.

Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: May 1894

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This poem can be used to explain the Populists' belief that farmers (as well as common laborers) were the victims of a "money power" that demeaned their contributions to society and prevented them from enjoying their rightful freedoms.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210891
Call Number: Microfilm: T2255
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210891

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