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The Populist Persuasion: An American History

The Populist Persuasion: An American History

by Michael Kazin


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The Populist Persuasion: An American History

A penetrating account of populism in American politics, from the era of Thomas Jefferson to the era of William Jefferson Clinton.

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ISBN-13: 9780465059980
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.09(d)
Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)

About the Author

Michael Kazin is Professor of History at American University and coeditor of Dissent. His many books include War Against War, American Dreamers, and A Godly Hero.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Speaking for the People
1. Inheritance
2. The Righteous Commonwealth of the Late Nineteenth Century
3. Workers as Citizens: Labor and the Left in the Gompers Era
4. Onward, Christian Mothers and Soldiers: The Prohibitionist Crusade
5. Social Justice and Social Paranoia: The Catholic Populism of Father Coughlin
6. The Many and the Few: The CIO and the Embrace of Liberalism
7. A Free People Fight Back: The Rise and Fall of the Cold War Right
8. Power to Which People? The Tragedy of the White New Left
9. Stand Up for the Working Man: George Wallace and the Making of a New Right
10. The Conservative Capture: From Nixon to Reagan
11. Spinning the People
Conclusion: A Language We Need?

A Note on Method
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