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Defender of the Faith

William Jennings Bryan: The Last Decade, 1915–1925

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PAPERBACK

$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674195424

Publication Date: 01/01/1987

Short

400 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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.

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