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Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet
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I recently received my PhD in American studies from Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France (2016). My dissertation analyzed the intellectual biography of Boston reform editor Benjamin Orange Flower (1858-1918). Flower’s atypical trajectory‒from champion of progressive causes to anti-Catholic crusader‒served as a case study of the “strange theoretical combinations” which, according to historian Robert Wiebe, define Progressivism. In particular, I focused on the interplay between print culture and protest movements at the turn of the twentieth century. My work focuses now on Populism, the long history of anti-monopoly, and the use of periodicals by the radical middle-class to further their political goals. I teach at Université Savoie-Mont Blanc, Chambéry (France), and in high school.
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Gilded Age and Progressive Era America. Populism and Progressivism. Anti-monopoly. Book history (newspapers, magazines, publishing, printing) and periodical studies. The relationship between political history and periodical studies