Populism of the 20th century and Donald Trump – abstract

Through this research I hope to compare Populism in the United States today to its utilization by Huey Long and Father Charles Coughlin during the 1930s and George Wallace in the 1960s. Further, I will explore how mainstream political parties dealt with the rise and popularity of those leaders but still barred them from achieving political success. I will begin by exploring and identifying the major themes and rhetoric associated with American populist politicians of the 20th century. Next, I will look more closely at the resurgence of Populism today by researching recent events, social and political movements, and the current administration in the United States. With this project I hope to produce a compiled analysis of historic populism and recent political movement written in the form of a literature review.

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