Definitions for "People's party"
A party formed in 1891, advocating an increase of the currency, public ownership and operation of railroads, telegraphs, etc., an income tax, limitation in ownership of land, etc.
primarily rural political party active in the late nineteenth century that opposed Eastern corporate interests, especially the railroads. Also called the Populist party.
a former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads