Women and Populism Bibliography December 1995

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Query From Gillis J. Harp gillis.harp@acadiau.ca Dec 1995

A fourth-year student of mine is researching a term paper on women and Populism and I am struck by how little secondary literature there appears to be on this subject. I would be very grateful if listmembers could suggest articles (or books?) in this area. Also, recommendations re the key primary sources(memoirs,etc) would be appreciated. With thanks.


Adams, Pauline S. and Thornton, Emma S. A Populist Assault: Sarah E. Van De Vort Emery on American Democracy, 1862-1895(Bowling Green State U Popular Press, 1982)

Brady, Marilyn Dell "Populism and Feminism in a Newspaper by and for the Women of the Kansas Farmers' Alliance, 1891-1894," Kansas History 7,(1984/1985):280-290. Republished in History of Women in the United States, Nancy Cott,ed; (Munich, K.G. Saur, 1994)

Buhle, Mari Jo Women and American Socialism; also Encyclopedia of the American Left (under Populism)

Edwards, Rebecca "Gender in American Politics, 1880-1900", Ph.D. diss, Univ of Virginia, May, 1995

Goldberg, Michael L. "An Army of Women: Gender Relations and Politics in Kansas Populism, the Women's Movement, and the Republican Party, 1879-1896" Ph.D. diss, Yale, 1992

Jeffrey, J.R. "Women in the Southern Farmers' Alliance: A Reconsideration of the Role and Status of Women in the Late Nineteenth-Century South", Feminist Studies, Vol. 3(1975)pp72-91.

Lease, Mary (A prominent Populist in the 1890s) original writings by her. Also article about her in Kansas History (ca. 1978)

Marti, Donald B. "Sisters in the Grange: Mary Ann Mayo of Michigan, 1882-1903" Ag History, April, 1982

Minnear, Trudy "The Blossom and the Bud: A Comparison of Kansas and North Carolina Women in Populism," Ph.D. diss Duke Univ, 1982

Nelsen, Jane Taylor, ed A Prairie Populist (memoirs of Luna Kellie) U of Iowa Press, 1992

Roberts, Lawrence E. "Women in Populism, 1888-1892" Heritage of the Great Plains vol.23 (summer, 1990)

Shaw, Barton The Wool-Hat Boys:: Georgia's Populist Party (LSU Press, 1984), Chapter 10

Wagner, MaryJo "Farms, Families and Reform: Women in the Farmers' Alliance and Populist Party."Ph.D. diss, Univ of Oregon, 1986

Watkins, Marilyn P. "Political Activism and Community-Building Among Alliance and Grange Women in Western Washington, 1892-1925," Ag History, Spring, 1993.

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