Defender of the Faith: William Jennings Bryan: The Last Decade 1915-1925 by Lawrence Levine
Defender of the Faith: William Jennings Bryan: The Last Decade 1915-1925
Author: Lawrence Levine
Title: Defender of the Faith: William Jennings Bryan: The Last Decade 1915-1925
ISBN10: 0674195426
ISBN13: 978-0674195424
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1987)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1728 kb
Size epub: 1309 kb
Rating: 4.0 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: World
Defender of the Faith offers a reinterpretation of William Jennings Bryan in his last years as an unchanging Progressive whose roots were deeply embedded in agrarian populism. It changes the standard picture of Bryan in his final years as that of a crusader for social and economic reform sadly transformed into a reactionary champion of anachronistic rural evangelism, cheap moralistic panaceas, and Florida real estate. He pleaded for for progressive labor laws, liberal taxes, government aid to farmers, public ownership of railroads, telegraphs, and telephones, federal development of water resources, minimum wages for labor, and other advanced causes.