Class Notes

The Populists Party has a great legacy in the many political reforms they made on this nation, but it also has a great cultural legacy. Frank Baum was a strong Populists and campaigned for William Jennings Bryan. He even wrote a children’s book that was an allegory to Populists where a girl from Kansas walks down a golden road but is not able to achieve her goals until she realized the power of silver (Dorothy’s slippers were silver in the book).

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