Gary King: Farmers and the Populist Movement

  • Oliver Hudson

    Stared the Patrons of hsbandry
  • Populist Party convention in Omaha

    Demanded reforms to lift the burden of debt from farmers and other workers and to give the people a greater voice in their government.
  • Unemployed

    A fifth of the work force was unempoyed
  • Democratic Speech

    "Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commericial interest, the laboring interest, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor thihs crown of the thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross."