By Robert W. Cherny
3 times the Democratic Party’s nominee for president (1896, 1900, and 1908), and Secretary of kingdom below Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan voiced the worries of many americans passed over of the post-Civil battle monetary development. during this e-book, Robert W. Cherny strains 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 warfare 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 recommend of lively 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.
Lincoln's defenders were no more numerous throughout surrounding counties. Salem stood near the edge of "Egypt" in southern Illinois, a triangular section with its apex pointed south, surrounded on two sides by slave states, Missouri and Kentucky. Census takers in 1870 found that more than a quarter of Salem's adults had been born in slave states. Salem lay geographically closerand perhaps politically closerto Arkansas and even Mississippi than to such abolitionist strongholds as Wisconsin or Ohio's Western Reserve.
Bryan had grown up in the America of farms and small towns, of religious revivals and church socials, of Civil War and its aftermath. To know what he carried with him that day in October, it is necessary to begin in Salem, Illinois, where Bryan was born on March 19, 1860. Salem, county seat of Marion County, drew its economic life from agriculture. In 1870, only two towns in the county held more than a thousand residents; four out of five county residents lived outside those two towns. A majority of the county's families earned their livelihood by tilling the soil.