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This short pamphlet discusses the problems that high tariffs and the gold standard create for workers and farmers. It clearly presents Populist ideas about the dire situation of Kansas farmers by giving several examples of how businessmen and merchants benefit from the oppression of common laborers. The pamphlet was written by H. B. Kelly and printed by the Jeffersonian Publishing Company in Lawrence, Kansas; each pamphlet cost five cents.

Creator: Kelly, H. B.
Date: 1896

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For student use this source will be most useful when excerpted. The most useful sections include: 1) the first paragraph of the pamphlet which outlines the Populists' conviction that tariffs and the gold standard hurt Kansas farmers; 2) the full paragraph on page 3 (scanned image 4) giving a detailed example of a hypothetical farmer whose money and produce has depreciated in value; and 3) the sketches on pages 6 and 7 (scanned images 7 and 8) that illustrate the harvest of the farmer as compared to the harvest of the businessman.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 208181
Call Number: K 329.84 P39 Pam. v. 5 #27
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208181

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