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ERIC Number: ED328501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Women in the Farmers' Alliance.
Wagner, MaryJo
The involvement of women in U.S. politics of the 1890s, specifically in the Populist Party and the National Farmers' Alliance, is discussed in this paper. Women comprised a large percentage of membership in many of the sub-alliances of the National Farmers' Alliance and a number were national leaders, including Mary Elizabeth Lease, Annie LePorte Diggs, Sarah Emery, Marion Todd, and Eva McDonald Valesh. Women played an integral part of the success of the populist movement during the 1890s. The lives of some of the more prominent women activists are highlighted, and a collective biography is constructed from organizational records. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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