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The historian's Wizard of Oz : reading L. Frank Baum's classic as a political and monetary allegory

Author: Ranjit S Dighe
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The heart of the book is an annotated version of The Wizard of Oz that highlights the possible political and monetary symbolism in the book by relating characters, settings, and incidents in it to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ranjit S Dighe
ISBN: 0275974189 9780275974183 0275974197 9780275974190
OCLC Number: 59464775
Description: [1 volume]
Contents: Preface Introduction: The Colors of Money "If I Only Had a Brain": A Primer on Gold, Silver, and the American Monetary System "Populism Will Put Them to Sleep": A Shory History of the Populist Movement of the 1890s L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, With Annotations Appendix A: Another Fiat-Money Metaphor, From The Marvelous Land of Oz Appendix B: William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech Appendix C: The Quantity Theory of Money Bibliography Index
Responsibility: edited by Ranjit S. Dighe.

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