“An easy way to remember the Populists is through the book The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. The novel is reportedly a political allegory, with Dorothy representing the common man, her silver shoes (the movie changed them into ruby slippers) representing the silver standard, the scarecrow representing the farmer, and the Tin Man representing the industrial worker. William Jennings Bryan was the model for the Cowardly Lion.” —
The Princeton Review: Cracking the AP US History Exam, 2006-2007 Edition.
Thanks for tainting my image of the book, you fucktards. Oh, literary analysis.