On today’s Annex, we talk to Adam Slez from the University of Virginia. Adam is the author of The Making of the Populist Movement: State, Market, and Party on the Western Frontier (2020, Oxford), and an expert on 19th century American political populism. Adam tells us the story of the original Populist movement in the late-19th century Dakotas, and reflects on what the history of populism can teach us about political populism today.
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