McKinley, Bryan, and the People, Issue 2
In 1896 William Jennings Bryan represented free-silver and the farm tradition of the Jeffersonian Democrats; McKinley represented, as a Republican, big business and industry. Professor Glad analyzes the campaign and the implications of McKinley's triumph.
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