For the People: American Populist Movements from the Revolution to the 1850s (Paperback)Ronald P. Formisano (author)
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From the Anti-Federalists to the Know-Nothings, Formisano traces the movements chronologically, contextualizing them and demonstrating the progression of ideas and movements. Although American populist movements have typically been categorized as either progressive or reactionary, left-leaning or right-leaning, Formisano argues that most populist movements exhibit liberal and illiberal tendencies simultaneously. Gendered notions of ""manhood"" are an enduring feature, yet women have been intimately involved in nearly every populist insurgency. By considering these movements together, Formisano identifies commonalities that belie the pattern of historical polarization and bring populist movements from the margins to the core of American history.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition
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