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Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925) to I.J. Dunn

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07189 Author/Creator: Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925) Place Written: Washington Type: Typed letter signed Date: January 4, 1895 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "Certainly there never was more urgent need for the vigorous enforcement of demecratic principles and never . . . a time when true democracy as taught by the fathers would be welcomed more heartily by the masses."


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Politics, Election, Coins and Currency, Economics, Finance, Government and Civics

Sub Era: Populism and Agrarian Discontent