By Robert W. Cherny
Thrice the Democratic Party’s nominee for president (1896, 1900, and 1908), and Secretary of country less than Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan voiced the worries of many americans disregarded of the post-Civil battle financial progress. during this booklet, 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 global struggle I, and the educating 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 govt to an recommend of energetic executive.
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Jones, they started building a house. Will spent a good deal of time during the first month of his married life in campaigning for Grover Cleveland, his party's candidate for president. Because the house was not yet complete, Mary lived with her Page 21 parents in the nearby town of Perry. When they finally moved into their own home, Mary's parents moved in too; for as long as they lived, they remained with Will and Mary. Unlike most women of her day, Mary continued her studies after marriage, taking German classes and then law courses; she also participated in church functions and temperance societies.
Robert Rogers, then Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at San Francisco State, helped me to find funding for a trip to Washington to use materials in the Library of Congress. Bradford Gray and his staff at Little, Brown were most helpful in preparing the first edition, and Ron Chrisman and the staff at the University of Oklahoma Press have been no less helpful with this new edition. All errors are, of course, my own. To improve readability, I have corrected errors of spelling and grammar where they occur in source materials.
They also bought most of the plows, wagons, and carriages made in Salem's one manufacturing shop. The mills each employed four to six workers; the shop occasionally hired as many as eleven. Only one adult Salemite in five worked for wages, most of them as domestic servants, day laborers, teachers, or store clerks. Agriculture controlled the economic destiny of the entire population. If crops were good and prices steady, the merchants, artisans, proprietors, and professionals of Salem prospered along with the farmers.
A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Robert W. Cherny