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Post by Rita Semaan on December 29, 2015

Period 6 is one of the periods I struggle with the most and your slides are extremely helpful. I'm unable to download them. Is there another way that I can obtain your slides?

The New South and The Farmers Mobilize

  • Frontier Thesis: written by Frederick Jackson Turner, U.S. Historian
  • After the results came out from the 1890 census that ND, SD, MT & WA were populated enough to achieve statehood, he addressed his concerns about the closing of the frontier and its significance: shaping the U.S. character and spirit, fostering a social and political democracy, and providing a safety valve for economic distress
  • Some businesspeople pushed for economic diversification in the “New South” by investing in industrial growth, railroads, steel, tobacco, and textiles yet the South remained mostly agricultural.
  • Tenants farmers struggled and poverty was common in the South, so they forged alliances, eventually forming the Populist Party & a movement against the Dems & interracial solidarity became crucial
  • “Redeemers” in the South instituted Jim Crow Laws that legalized segregation in public facilities
  • Court cases upheld discriminatory laws, such as Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)—the Court upheld the constitutionality of “separate but equal” (segregation in public facilities) & that segregation did not violate the 14th Amendment--provided that blacks received accommodations equal to those of whites
  • Civil rights activists fought back, such as: Ida Wells-Barnett in her anti-lynching campaign, Booker T. Washington’s advocacy of African American economic independence, and W.E.B. Du Bois’s civil rights demands
  • The Populist movement and Grange movement: farmers came together to address farm foreclosures, RR bankruptcies, stock market crash, & unemployment
  • Populists sought to lower shipping & storage rates, regulation of RRs, they called for the creation of “free silver” & the creation of subtreasury banks
  • They formed the People’s Party or Populist Party & William Jennings Bryan became a huge advocate for economic populism ran for President

The New South and The Farmers Mobilize

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  1. Intro
    • Overview
      • Frontier Thesis
      • A “New South”
      • The “New South”
        • Poverty in the South
        • Class, Race and Politics in the New South
        • Discrimination and Jim Crow
        • Court Cases and Discrimination
        • Civil Rights Activists Fight Back
        • Farmers Face Problems
        • The Populist Movement
        • Women Populists
        • Election of 1862 Map
          • The Texas Alliance's Subtreasury System
          • Railroad Regulations
          • The Wabash Case
          • The Interstate Commerce Act of 1886
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            • Example 2
              • Example 3
                • Intro 0:00
                • Overview 0:07
                • Frontier Thesis 3:07
                  • Jackson Turner
                  • The Significance of the Frontier in American History
                  • The Decline of the Dominance of Rural America
                • A “New South” 7:19
                  • Economic Growth in the South
                  • Henry Grady
                  • Tax Exemptions
                • The “New South” 9:10
                • Poverty in the South 10:02
                  • Mostly Agricultural
                  • Lacked Technological Skills
                  • Cycle of Poverty
                  • George Washington Carver
                • Class, Race and Politics in the New South 11:50
                  • Inequality
                  • Redeemers
                  • Gerrymandering
                  • Readjusters
                  • The Colored Farmers' Alliance
                • Discrimination and Jim Crow 15:21
                  • White Man's Party and the Solid South
                  • Problems at the Polls
                • Court Cases and Discrimination 18:09
                  • Civil Rights Cases of 1883
                  • Plessy v. Ferguson
                  • Williams v. Mississippi
                • Civil Rights Activists Fight Back 22:22
                  • Boycotts of Streetcars
                  • Ida Wells-Barnett's Anti-Lynching Campaign
                  • Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois
                • Farmers Face Problems 25:11
                  • Grange Movement
                  • The Farmers' Alliances
                  • The National Alliance
                • The Populist Movement 27:44
                  • A Catalyst for Political Crisis
                  • A Class Ideology
                  • Omaha Convention
                  • The Texas Alliance's Subtreasury Plan
                • Women Populists 30:37
                  • Populist Movement
                  • Raise Less Corn and More Hell
                • Election of 1862 Map 31:18
                • The Texas Alliance's Subtreasury System 32:09
                  • Public Warehouse
                  • Subtreasury
                  • Rejected by the Democrats
                • Railroad Regulations 33:23
                  • Munn v. Illinois
                  • For the Common Good
                  • Richard B. Olney and Roscoe Conkling
                  • Replaced by Judges with Pro-Business Records
                • The Wabash Case 35:08
                  • Infringed on the Exclusive power of Congress
                  • Only the Federal Government Could Regulate Railroads
                  • The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887
                • The Interstate Commerce Act of 1886 36:39
                  • ICC
                  • Harrison, Cleveland and McKinley
                  • Ineffective for the First 20 Years
                • Example 1 38:44
                • Example 2 40:51
                • Example 3 43:06