1890s - Crisis of the 1890s: climax of a century I....

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Crisis of the 1890s: climax of a century I. Formation of the People’s Party (1892) A. Economic and political democratic reform B. Wizard of Oz theory C. Election o f 1892 I. Crisis of 1890s A. Depression of 1893 B. Strikes: Homestead, Coeur’D’Alene; Pullman C. Disfranchisement, racial violence in the south D. Frederick Jackson Turner at Columbia exposition III. Election of 1896 A. Fusion with Silver Dems A. Managed politics: McKinley campaign B. Consequences of Republican victory
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The Tin Man represents industrial workers. With each swing of his axe he had chopped off a part of his body The Cowardly Lion represents William Jennings Bryan, who made the first of three unsuccessful bids for the presidency in the election of 1896 Toto was likely a reference to prohibitionists (that is, "teetotalers") who were important allies of the Populists in the free silver coalition. the yellow brick road represents the gold standard. . Populists regarded the gold standard as unfair. Originally Dorothy ‘s slippers were silver the Wizard represents the president . In Frank Baum's original story he appears differently to each of the characters. … Like a politician, he attempts to be all things to all people. …. The Wizard cannot provide what Dorothy and her companions ask for, but he refuses to admit that. Instead he sends them on what he believes is a
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