In this history masterclass series, three historians – Paul Taillon, Malcolm Campbell, and Linda Bryder – come together from different specialist areas in the history discipline to address the role of populism as a historical force.

In this series, you will hear about populism in American, Australian and New Zealand history.

In this episode, Paul Taillon explores American populism through history and how we can understand it in terms of today’s politics.

Paul Taillon is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland. He is an expert in American history in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century and is the author of Good, Reliable, White Men Railroad Brotherhoods, 1877-1917.



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