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This is the grave of Leonidas Polk. Born in 1837 in Anson County, North Carolina, Polk, a distant relative of President James K. Polk and of the Confederate general also named Leonidas Polk, committed treason in defense of slavery as a young man. Although he was a colonel of the militia (like a lot of […]

On Populism

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On October 25, 2017

You want to know something that really bothers me about how the liberal/left remembers American history? It’s how we think about the Populists. Of course we filter our understanding of the past

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Populist Conspiracies

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On April 8, 2015
Richard Hofstadter was a very influential historian but he was also a tremendous snob whose personal proclivities would not make him look positively at a bunch of poor southern farmers. In The Age of Reform, Hofstadter notably dismissed the Populists’ claims that monetary policy was part of an east coast conspiracy to keep them down. […]
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