ERIC Number: EJ791491
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Publication Date: 2002
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William Jennings Bryan: Boy Orator, Broken Man and the "Evolution" of America's Public Philosophy
Murphy, Troy A.
Great Plains Quarterly, v22 n2 p83-98 Spr 2002
Perhaps more than any other figure in American history, William Jennings Bryan is remembered for specific and identifiable moments of rhetorical action: the much-revered 1896 "Cross of gold" speech and the much-maligned Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925. The dissonance between these two events, at least with respect to the ways in which political and rhetorical history has traditionally recorded them, could not be more striking.
Descriptors: United States History, Legislators, Political Issues, Rhetoric, Evolution, Economic Development, Speeches
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