From the Front Porch to the Front Page: McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 Presidential Campaign

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The campaign of 1896 gave the public one of the most dramatic and interesting battles of political oratory in American history, even though, ironically, its issues faded quickly into insignificance after the election. It marked the beginning of the use of the news media in a modern manner, saw the Democratic Party shift toward the more liberal position it occupies today, and established much of what came to be considered the Republican coalition. In what is often thought of as a single-issue campaign, William Jennings Bryan ...

From the Front Porch to the Front Page: McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 Presidential Campaign 2005, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585444502

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