Defender Of The Faith

Defender Of The Faith

by Lawrence W. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674195426

ISBN-13: 9780674195424

Pub. Date: 04/01/1987

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674195424
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1987
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
0.89(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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