By Robert W. Cherny
3 times the Democratic Party’s nominee for president (1896, 1900, and 1908), and Secretary of country below Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan voiced the worries of many american citizens passed over of the post-Civil warfare fiscal progress. during this ebook, Robert W. Cherny strains Bryan’s significant political crusades for a brand new forex coverage, prohibition, and women’s suffrage, and opposed to colonialism, monopolies, America’s access into international struggle I, and the educating of evolution within the public faculties. Drawing on Bryan’s writings and correspondence, Cherny provides Bryan’s key function within the Democratic Party’s transformation from a proponent of minimum govt to an suggest of lively govt.
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Willy trudged three-quarters of a mile each day to school. In high school, he studied a classical curriculum. His participation in a debating club reinforced the emphasis on the spoken word, which he found in both church and in politics. Will probably learned as much from his parents as from his teachers and, after his second year in the Salem high school, Silas decided that his son needed a better education. He chose Whipple Academy, the preparatory branch of Illinois College in Jacksonville. Hiram Jones, a distant cousin, practiced medicine there and occasionally taught at the college.
Title : A Righteous Cause : The Life of William Jennings Bryan author : Cherny, Robert W. publisher : University of Oklahoma Press isbn10 | asin : 0806126671 print isbn13 : 9780806126678 ebook isbn13 : 9780585119069 language : English subject Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925, Statesmen--United States--Biography, United States--Politics and government--1865-1933. 91/092 subject : Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925, Statesmen--United States--Biography, United States--Politics and government--1865-1933.
Willy's conversion came at the age of fourteen, when Salem's Cumberland Presbyterian Church held a series of revivals. The Cumberland Presbyterians rejected the doctrine that only a select few were predestined to salvation. " Bryan remained a Presbyterian all his life, but he moved easily from the Cumberland denomination to a mainstream Presbyterian church when he left Salem. Retaining the ecumenicalism of his youth, he felt equally comfortable in other Protestant churches. Theological distinctions that separated denominations mattered less than personal commitment to Page 11 Christ and the belief that Christ had a similar commitment to each individual who accepted Him as Savior.
A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Robert W. Cherny