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Sound Money, Home Rule, and Free Trade

Daniel S. Margolies

in Henry Watterson and the New South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124179
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124179.003.0003
Sound Money, Home Rule, and Free Trade

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This chapter discusses the most puzzling political questions during the end of the nineteenth century and how Henry Watterson addressed these. He argued that there was only one way to save the Democratic Party and the South from being swallowed by either the shortsighted radicalism of the Populist left or the paternalistic protectionism of the Republican right. The chapter also looks at Watterson's view regarding silver, which he pinpointed as a paramount danger in 1896.

Keywords: political questions; nineteenth century; Henry Watterson; Democratic Party; Populist left; Republican right; silver; 1896

Chapter.  10191 words.  Illustrated.

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