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The Resource William Jennings Bryan : an uncertain trumpet, Gerald Leinwand

William Jennings Bryan : an uncertain trumpet, Gerald Leinwand

Label
William Jennings Bryan : an uncertain trumpet
Title
William Jennings Bryan
Title remainder
an uncertain trumpet
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Leinwand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the time of his death in 1925, William Jennings Bryan was, as Henry Steele Commager wrote, "the most representative American of his time." To understand Bryan is to understand the United States on the cusp of modernity as regionalism declined, national political and economic institutions expanded, and the urban way of life began to eclipse the rural." "Bryan's time, as today, was one of profound transition and tumult in the United States. The late 19th century and early 20th century saw significant changes in economic, social, and political life which were to result in the modern nation we now recognize. At such a time Americans looked for moral leadership and yet there was no consensus about right and wrong in private or public life. In this uncertain era, Bryan stood forth as a political, moral, and economic reformer and sounded his trumpet for the values of the common man and woman as he so uncertainly understood them." "A Christian fundamentalist and a populist, Bryan was a lively mixture of Protestant revivalism and Jacksonian democracy - rural in upbringing, western in sentiment, and often a disappointed outsider to the political establishment. Best known for his fiery monetary policy crusade against the gold standard, Bryan also favored women's suffrage, direct election of U.S. Senators, and government regulation of railroads. He was a populist whose death left the socialist Eugene V. Debbs unmoved and a conservative whose name was anathema to early 20th century plutocrats. At the time of his death, no man in public life had more devoted followers and none had more political enemies than William Jennings Bryan." "As Gerald Leinwand shows, the true Bryan is not the caricature we have substituted for the man - the quixotic presidential candidate or the rural bumpkin who tried to match wits with Clarence Darrow on the matter of whether humans were descended from apes. In this new study of Bryan's life, we find a reformer and politician of compelling power who stood at the center of American political life for thirty years."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Leinwand, Gerald
Dewey number
  • 973.91092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E664.B87
LC item number
L39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American profiles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryan, William Jennings
  • Statesmen
  • Legislators
  • Presidential candidates
  • United States
Label
William Jennings Bryan : an uncertain trumpet, Gerald Leinwand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70114419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 183 pages
Isbn
9780742551589
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780742551589
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70114419
Label
William Jennings Bryan : an uncertain trumpet, Gerald Leinwand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70114419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 183 pages
Isbn
9780742551589
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780742551589
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70114419

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