A third-party movement that sprang up in the 1890s and drew support especially from disgruntled farmers. The Populists were particularly known for advocating the unlimited coinage of silver. The party endorsed William Jennings Bryan, a champion of free silver, in the presidential election of 1896.
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They obviously came out of the Populist Party tradition to some extent.The South's Contribution (Singular!)|Michael Tomasky|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her homecoming brought reporters to 17 Madison Street for the details about her alignment with the Populist party.
Watching the straws in the wind, she saw Republican supremacy seriously threatened by the new Populist party.
In the campaign of 1892, the demand for an income tax was made by the Populist party and by the Socialist Labor party.Contemporary American History, 1877-1913|Charles A. Beard
Every month the Populist party increased in strength, the East watching it with mingled fear and contempt and ignorance.
His course had aided the Populist party by widening the belief that the Democrats had no interest in their welfare.