Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The purpose of this paper is to trace the quick rise and
equally sudden fall of the Virginia State Farmers' Alliance. Emphasis
was given to the unique socio-economic conditions prevalent in Southern
Virginia during the latter part of the nineteenth century which forced
individual farmers into cooperation, and to the vacillating political
situation which precipitated the death of the Virginia Farmers' Alliance.
The structures and activities of the Alliance received particular attention
because they were extremely important in attracting and maintaining
Manning, Nancy Byrd, "The rise and fall of the Farmers' Alliance of Virginia" (1971). Honors Theses. 293.