William Jennings Bryan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Don C. Seitz

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of William Jennings Bryan.
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Critical Essay by Don C. Seitz

SOURCE: “William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925),” in The “Also Rans”: Great Men Who Missed Making the Presidential Goal, Books for Libraries Press, 1928, pp. 320-38.

In the following essay, Seitz considers Bryan's political career.

From the days of Continental currency to the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1915, the United States had been a fertile field for financial heresies. A fast growing country, with slow communications, limited credit, and a shortage of circulating medium, made it easily subject to financial distress. Of the “hard money” stock, silver was relatively scarcer than gold, with a varying value affected by the supply, which finally caused its demonitization—the celebrated “Crime of 1873.” Wildcat currency, and bank notes that were seldom tame, kept the country in monetary...

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