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The Populist Persuasion: An American History #2020

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

  • Title: The Populist Persuasion: An American History
  • Author: Michael Kazin
  • ISBN: 9780801485589
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Populist Persuasion: An American History By Michael Kazin, 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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    1. Excellent stuff Highly recommended if you want an illuminating look at the tradition of populist rhetoric in American politics, from the pre Civil War era down to the 1990s.

    2. Populist Persuasion is the gold standard for books on populism in the United States Written by progressive historian Michael Kazin it describes the continuous presence of the populist persuasion in American politics, pretty much from its founding to today although it was written before the Great Recession and the emergence of the Occupy movement and the Tea Party Perhaps most surprising to many will be Kazin s sympathetic attitude towards populism, which is strongly influenced by his quite favor [...]

    3. If you combined this book with T Frank s extremely accessible What s the Matter with Kansas and A Hartman s recent history of the culture wars splicing in some of Isaac Martin s Rich People s Movements too, maybe , you d have the perfect history of the American Populist ish Right As is, Kazin s book is a little too rushed, totally dependent on primary sources read through secondary sourcesd yet perfect at many points, as his central argument demonstrates convincingly how the shift from prairie p [...]

    4. This is an interesting and enlightening overview of the history of populism and populist rhetoric in the United States Kazin cogently demonstrates the flexibility of populist language and discusses the enduring appeal of populism, with particular emphasis on how the definition of the people has changed over time to suit the needs and aspirations of politicians and activists alike I found the chapters on the CIO, Joe McCarthy and George Wallace especially illuminating Kazin also provides a though [...]

    5. Historians often think of Populism, the political ideology that coalesced around ideas such as free silver, government controlled railroads, and a graduated income tax, as a part of the policy backbone of the People s Party in the 1890s This political party, strongly supported by southern and mid western farmers, was over almost as quickly as it began Different from this definition of rooted in the Peoples Party, is populism, a political tool used by both the ideologically right, and the ideolog [...]

    6. Read this for a grad class Very interesting examination of the trend of populism throughout American history I plan to reread this one in the future, since reading books chapter by chapter over the course of a semester drives me crazy.

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