This latter is probably an after effect of the old "populistic" craze of the early 'nineties.
Did "populistic" tendencies appear in this frontier, and were there grievances which explained these tendencies?
The series of conventions opened in Mississippi in 1890, where the populistic whites were perhaps numerically fewest.
The populistic movement of the western half of the Middle West is a complex of many forces.
The dramatic outcome of the Chicago Convention of 1896 marked the rise into power of the representatives of populistic change.
1892 (n.) "adherent of populism;" 1893 (adj.), American English, from Latin populus "people" (see people (n.)) + -ist. Originally in reference to the U.S. Populist Party organized February 1892 to promote certain issues important to farmers and workers. The term outlasted the party, and by 1920s came to mean "representing the views of the masses" in a general way.