A penetrating account of populism in American politics, from the era of Thomas Jefferson to the era of William Jefferson Clinton.
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 People1. Inheritance2. The Righteous Commonwealth of the Late Nineteenth Century3. Workers as Citizens: Labor and the Left in the Gompers Era4. Onward, Christian Mothers and Soldiers: The Prohibitionist Crusade5. Social Justice and Social Paranoia: The Catholic Populism of Father Coughlin6. The Many and the Few: The CIO and the Embrace of Liberalism7. A Free People Fight Back: The Rise and Fall of the Cold War Right8. Power to Which People? The Tragedy of the White New Left9. Stand Up for the Working Man: George Wallace and the Making of a New Right10. The Conservative Capture: From Nixon to Reagan11. Spinning the PeopleConclusion: A Language We Need?
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