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By Robert W. Cherny

ISBN-10: 0585119066

ISBN-13: 9780585119069

ISBN-10: 0806126671

ISBN-13: 9780806126678

3 times the Democratic Party’s nominee for president (1896, 1900, and 1908), and Secretary of country lower than Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan voiced the worries of many american citizens skipped over of the post-Civil battle fiscal progress. during this e-book, Robert W. Cherny strains Bryan’s significant political crusades for a brand new foreign money coverage, prohibition, and women’s suffrage, and opposed to colonialism, monopolies, America’s access into international warfare I, and the instructing of evolution within the public colleges. Drawing on Bryan’s writings and correspondence, Cherny offers Bryan’s key position within the Democratic Party’s transformation from a proponent of minimum executive to an suggest of energetic executive.

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Silas Bryan was one of the most important men in town. In 1870 he owned $18,000 worth of real and personal property, a sum which put him sixth in the township. " His judicial circuit included a half-dozen counties; travel often kept him away from home for days at a time. Well-known in a number of communities, Silas Bryan came within a few votes of being elected to the House of Representatives in 1872. Most residents of Salem and other small towns led a more isolated life than Silas Bryan. Travel was usually limited to the distance a horse could travel in a day.

In contrast to the perfectionist leanings of the Methodists and Baptists, these groups believed that salvation came only through God's grace. Feeling no compulsion to perfect society, they regarded prohibition as a nativist assault on their lifestyle. Such groups usually affiliated with the Democrats, because Democrats showed a long history of opposing nativism, anti-Catholicism, and moral reform. White Southerners after the Civil War usually voted the Democratic ticket. Willy Bryan came into the world a few months before Abraham Lincoln won election to the presidency.

91/092 subject : Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925, Statesmen--United States--Biography, United States--Politics and government--1865-1933. Page i A Righteous Cause The Life of William Jennings Bryan Page ii The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. WILLAM JENNINGS BRYAN,1896 Page iii A Righteous Cause The Life of William Jennings Bryan Robert W. Cherny UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS: NORMAN AND LONDON Page iv Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Cherny, Robert W.

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