Wright Patman: Twentieth-Century Populist
Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
In 1892, Colorado voters gave a plurality to a populist, James B. Weaver. But what was populism? My State of Texas Caldwell-prize-winning work shows that populism was a pervasive movement of rural protest that extended even into the twentieth century through the work of Congressman Wright Patman.