8) The Populist Uprising

8) The Populist Uprising - T he Populist Uprising: Farmers...

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The Populist Uprising: Farmers Challenge the Industrial System The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Parable of the populist movement Dorothy: young, simple, ordinary Americans Tin man: industrial workers Wicked Witch of the East: eastern industrialists Munchkins: ordinary citizens Silver slippers on the golden brick road: add silver and leave the gold standard is what needs to happen in the country Emerald City: national capitol Scarecrow: farmers (don’t know how to voice opinions) Cowardly Lion: cowardly politicians Wizard: corrupt politician (address accordingly to who they are speaking to) Wicked Witch of the West: trusts Flying monkeys: native Americans or pinkertons Tin man is asked to be ruler, power shouldn’t be controlled in the east Scarecrow ruler of OZ, farmers should have a voice Cowardly lion rules the forest over the lesser politicians Glenda the good witch: embracing the silver, brings opportunities Origins of Farmers Discontent Cycles of debt and dependency o Falling of crop production and prices (inflation) o Cotton declines
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Gold and Silver v. Gold (Bimentallism v. Monomentalism)
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