Prairie Populism: The Fate of Agrarian Radicalism in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, 1880-1892

@article{Dykstra1993PrairiePT,
  title={Prairie Populism: The Fate of Agrarian Radicalism in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, 1880-1892},
  author={R. Dykstra and J. Ostler},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={1993},
  volume={26},
  pages={147}
}
  • R. Dykstra, J. Ostler
  • Published 1993
  • History, Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
The Plains states in the late 1800s flung open their political doors to the Populist party while their fellow midwestern neighbors to the east left it standing on the porch. Why the contrasting receptions? Traditionally the disparity has been attributed solely to economic differences. A superficially logical answer, says Jeffrey Ostler, but too simple. Ostler contends that the distinction historians have made between "hardship" on the Plains and "prosperity" to the east is overdrawn. Through a… Expand
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