Definition of Populist Party

1. Noun. A former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads.

Exact synonyms: People's Party
Generic synonyms: Party, Political Party

Lexicographical Neighbors of Populist Party

Poppy Day
Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Pal
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Gene
Popular Struggle Front
Population Commission
Populist Party (current term)
Populus alba
Populus balsamifera
Populus canescens
Populus deltoides
Populus grandidentata
Populus heterophylla
Populus nigra
Populus nigra italica
Populus tremula
Populus tremuloides
Populus trichocarpa

Literary usage of Populist Party

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"The causes of the rapid decline of this third party movement is found: (1) in the alliance of the Populist party with the Democratic party which resulted in ..."

2. Third Party Movements Since the Civil War, with a Special Reference to Iowa by Frederick Emory Haynes, State Historical Society of Iowa (1916)
"... XV SOURCES OF THE Populist Party The period from 1880 to 1890 was a complex one. On the surface the great event in politics was the defeat of the ..."

3. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1919)
"... determined the electoral votes of the solid South which were all cast for Cleveland; the Populist party hardly made a respectable show in any State but ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"On July 2, 1892, a National Convention of the Populist Party met at Omaha, Keb., ... In the next Presidential campaign, that of 1896, the Populist Party ..."

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