By Robert W. Cherny
Thrice the Democratic Party’s nominee for president (1896, 1900, and 1908), and Secretary of kingdom less than Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan voiced the worries of many american citizens passed over of the post-Civil conflict fiscal progress. during this publication, Robert W. Cherny lines 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 battle I, and the educating of evolution within the public colleges. Drawing on Bryan’s writings and correspondence, Cherny provides Bryan’s key function within the Democratic Party’s transformation from a proponent of minimum executive to an suggest of lively executive.
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Farmers borrowed to buy land, supplies, seeds, tools, and Page 30 livestock, even to live on, until the first crops came in. They secured loans easily in the late 1870s and early 1880s because Eastern investors considered farm mortgages a sound investment and eagerly sought to lend money on them. Farmers flocked to borrow. In 1890, census takers counted one mortgage for every two people in Kansas and North Dakota, one for every three in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
He taught school while reading law, won election to a term as county superintendent of schools, secured admission to the bar, and, in 1852, married Mariah Jennings. Mariah gave birth to nine children, three of whom died before the age of five. Willy was born in 1860; he grew up with an older sister, two younger brothers (one of whom died at the age of seventeen years), and two younger sisters. Mollie Smith, orphaned niece of Silas and ten years older than the oldest Bryan child, lived with the family.
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. Cherny. cm. With new pref. Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Robert W. Cherny