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James B. Weaver’s 1892 Populist run recounted

The Washington Post has a Style section feature on the 1892 Populist presidential campaign of James B. Weaver, who that year became the first U.S. presidential candidate to mount a modern-style campaign tour of the nation rather than a limited or “front porch” campaign.

The Post says Weaver’s “campaign proved stunningly successful; for the first time since 1860, a third party won electoral votes.… Read more ...