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A 2009 Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C.
A 2009 Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C.

Source: Flickr/ Messay Shoakena

Comments: Copyright 2009 M. Shoakena. Some rights reserved.

A magazine cover satirizes the populist platform of William Jennings Bryan and the Democratic Party in the 1900 Presidential election
A magazine cover satirizes the populist platform of William Jennings Bryan and the Democratic Party in the 1900 Presidential election

Source: Public Domain

A Tea Party Protest in Philadelphia
A Tea Party Protest in Philadelphia

Source: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

A Tea Party Protester in Madison, Wisconsin, 2009
A Tea Party Protester in Madison, Wisconsin, 2009

Source: Flickr/cometstarmoon

Comments: Some rights reserved.

An 1896 cartoon shows William Jennings Bryan and Populism swallowing up the Democratic party.
An 1896 cartoon shows William Jennings Bryan and Populism swallowing up the Democratic party.

Source: Public Domain

Father Charles Coughlin, 1933
Father Charles Coughlin, 1933

Source: Public Domain

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addresses a New York City Tea Party gathering, April 15, 2009
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addresses a New York City Tea Party gathering, April 15, 2009

Source: Flickr/ ajagendorf25

Franklin D. Roosevelt assures struggling Americans about the country's ability to cope with the Great Depression in his first presidential inaugural address
Franklin D. Roosevelt assures struggling Americans about the country's ability to cope with the Great Depression in his first presidential inaugural address

Source: FDR Presidential Library

Glenn Beck supporters, 2009
Glenn Beck supporters, 2009

Source: Flickr/ dbking

Governor George Wallace blocks U.S. Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach from the door at the University of Alabama in an effort to stop desegregation
Governor George Wallace blocks U.S. Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach from the door at the University of Alabama in an effort to stop desegregation

Source: Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress/Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report

Governor George Wallace of Alabama, 1965
Governor George Wallace of Alabama, 1965

Source: Public Domain

Huey Long's autobiography, Every Man a King
Huey Long's autobiography, Every Man a King
James 'Cyclone' Davis, 1916
James 'Cyclone' Davis, 1916

Source: Public Domain

Populist Party campaign poster, 1904
Populist Party campaign poster, 1904

Source: Public Domain

Results of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1892, showing areas of success of the People's Party
Results of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1892, showing areas of success of the People's Party

Source: Public Domain/National Atlas of the United States

Sarah Palin records a commercial during the Super Bowl, Jan. 25, 2009
Sarah Palin records a commercial during the Super Bowl, Jan. 25, 2009

Source: Public Domain

Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana in the early 1930s
Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana in the early 1930s

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Senator Joseph McCarthy
Senator Joseph McCarthy

Source: Wikimedia Commons

The book cover from Richard Hofstadter's The Paranoid Style in American Politics
The book cover from Richard Hofstadter's The Paranoid Style in American Politics
The Gadsden flag, a favorite symbol of Tea Party groups
The Gadsden flag, a favorite symbol of Tea Party groups

Source: Wikimedia Commons/Lexicon, Vikrum

The late nineteenth-century anti-gold standard monetary treatise, Coin's Financial School
The late nineteenth-century anti-gold standard monetary treatise, Coin's Financial School

Source: Public Domain