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In The Populist Persuasion, the distinguished historian Michael Kazin guides readers through the expressions of conflict between powerful elites and "the people" that have run through our civic life, filling it with discord and meaning from the birth of the United States until the present day.

Kazin argues persuasively that the power of populism lies in its adaptable nature. Across the political spectrum, commentators paste the label on forces and individuals who really have just one big thing in common: they are effective at blasting "elites" or "the establishment" for harming the interests and betraying the ideals of "the people" in nations that are committed, at least officially, to democratic principles. Kazin’s classic book has influenced debates over populism since its publication. The new preface to this edition brings the story up to date by charting the present resurgence of populist discourse, which was front and center in the 2016 elections and in the Brexit debate.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface to the 2017 Printing: Who Speaks for the People Now?
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Notes to the Preface
  2. pp. xvi-xx
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  1. Introduction: Speaking for the People
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Inheritance
  2. pp. 9-26
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  1. 2. The Righteous Commonwealth of the Late Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 27-48
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  1. 3. Workers as Citizens: Labor and the Left in the Gompers Era
  2. pp. 49-78
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  1. 4. Onward, Christian Mothers and Soldiers: The Prohibitionist Crusade
  2. pp. 79-108
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  1. 5. Social Justice and Social Paranoia: The Catholic Populism of Father Coughlin
  2. pp. 109-134
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  1. 6. The Many and the Few : The CIO and the Embrace of Liberalism
  2. pp. 135-164
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  1. 7. A Free People Fight Back: The Rise and Fall of the Cold War Right
  2. pp. 165-194
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  1. 8. Power to Which People? The Tragedy of the White New Left
  2. pp. 195-220
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  1. 9. Stand Up for the Working Man: George Wallace and the Making of a New Right
  2. pp. 221-244
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  1. 10. The Conservative Capture: From Nixon to Reagan
  2. pp. 245-268
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  1. 11. Spinning the People
  2. pp. 269-286
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  1. Conclusion : A Language We Need?
  2. pp. 287-290
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  1. A Note on Method
  2. pp. 291-292
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 293-363
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  1. Good Reading
  2. pp. 364-370
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 371-387
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501714528
Related ISBN
9781501714535
MARC Record
OCLC
987437451
Pages
408
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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