American Populisms | Newberry

American Populisms

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Robert Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

“The People” have rampaged throughout American history. But for good, or for ill? This seminar will explore how populism has influenced the course of our past, from the 18th century to the present. We will look at the Anti-Federalists, nineteenth-century social movements, radicals during the Progressive Era, Joe McCarthy, the New Right, and contemporary activists ranging from Pat Buchanan to Ralph Nader to the Tea Party. Of course, we will also look at “capital P” Populist late-nineteenth-century agrarian rebels. In the process, we will try to define small p” populism and see whether or not the label really works as an analytical category.

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