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Review of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism and the Battle for Justice and Equality, 1854-1903 by O. Gene Clanton
Great Plains Quarterly (2006)
  • Jeffrey A. Johnson, Providence College
Abstract

Across the landscape of modern American politics, the "Populist moment," as Lawrence Goodwyn's 1976 study labeled it, has fascinated scholars. Indeed, late nineteenth-century Populism posed a vocal and effectual political voice for Gilded Age America's discontented. Since his original 1969 study, Kansas Populism: Ideas and Men, O. Gene Clanton has meticulously examined the fundamental role of Kansa, Populists in shaping local and national politics. A Common Humanity, with great efficacy, revisits and reinterprets Kansas's Populism as a fight for fundamental working-class rights and agrarian values, amidst industrialization gone awry.

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Publication Date
Summer 2006
Citation Information
Jeffrey A. Johnson. "Review of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism and the Battle for Justice and Equality, 1854-1903 by O. Gene Clanton" Great Plains Quarterly Vol. 26 Iss. 3 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_a_johnson/14/