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The Historian's Wizard of Oz: Reading L. Frank Baum's Classic as a Political and Monetary Allegory

 
 
 
 
The Historian's Wizard of Oz: Reading L. Frank Baum's Classic as a Political and Monetary Allegory
Author: Ranjit S. Dighe
ISBN 13: 9780275974190
ISBN 10: 275974197
Edition: annotated edition
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 2002-06-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $27.95
 
 

Integrates an enjoyable children's novel with an informative account of the political and economic history of the 1890s.

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Dighe (economics, State U. of New York-Oswego) began using the popular novel in his class on US economic history as an opening to the Populism of the 1890s, but found some problems with the notion of it as a political allegory relating to the gold controversy of the time. The core of his work is a highly annotated edition of pointing out political references that readers are left to interpret as they will. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)