Who wants to hear William Jennings Bryan give his Cross of Gold speech? Recorded in 1923. Surely not with the power of 1896, but still. Bryan’s voice starts at about 1:00. Via Greg Mitchell
On this date in 1892, the People’s Party held its first convention in Omaha, Nebraska. Building upon two decades of rural labor’s deep dissatisfaction with the Gilded Age, the Populists ar
More Gilded Age pugilism–except tonight it is boxing cats! The past is a strange place.
Time to take care of this blog’s failure to pay attention to Gilded Age pugilism.