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This article from The Kansas Farmer (edited by Populist William Peffer) discusses the need for "cleaner politics." According to the unidentified author, it is the people's responsibility to hold politicians accountable and to reform the government. The article also describes the "party machinery" that is responsible for government corruption, calling for the people to organize and effect change.

Creator: Kansas Farmer Magazine
Date: February 8, 1882

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This source demonstrates how and why farmers became interested in politics; thus, it serves as a clear introduction to the development of Populist ideas.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210889
Call Number: Microfilm: T1158
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210889

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