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Radicals and Reactionaries: Extremism in America

January 30–March 12, 2020
The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

Radicals and Reactionaries showcased books and pamphlets produced by left- and right-wing extremists in the 1930s to recruit members to their causes or demonize their enemies. Curated by Florida International University undergraduates, the installation presented controversial public figures of the era—Huey P. Long, William R. Hearst, Earl Browder, and John Reed—and examined the issues they fought over, while hinting at some parallels between the polarization of that era and our own.