McKinley, Bryan, and the People
Lippincott, 1964 - 222 pages
In 1896 William Jennings Bryan represented free-silver and the farm tradition of the Jeffersonian Democrats; Republican McKinley represented big business and industry. Professor Glad discusses in detail the economic issues, the personalities of the candidates, the rise of the Populist party, regional forces, the rural-urban conflict, campaign strategy, and the voting patterns. He examines the implications of McKinley's triumph, and the emergence of new forces and new voices which became more powerful in the twentieth century.
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