SILVER AND GOLD. SPEECHES OF HON. WILLIAM J. BRYAN, "MONEY." "FREE COINAGE." HON. FRANCIS G. NEWLANDS, "THE GOLD FAMINE." ... DELIVERED IN NEW YORK, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1897, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NEW YORK BI-METALLIC ASSOCIATION.

New York: Robert LeCouver, Printer, [1897]. Original printed gold wrappers [separated from text block] and staples. [4], 138pp. Folding map and folding chart. Some separation from text block and bleedthrough of staples on blank margins. Else a clean and Very Good text.

The event was favorably reviewed in The Tammany Times for March 22, 1897 [page 6]. The New York Bimetallic Association was a Democratic Party organization urging an expansionary monetary policy by the free coinage of silver. "Gold standard money has reduced hundreds of thousands of industrious Americans to penury." The speakers, the best known of whom was several-time Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, were outspoken advocates of the policy, a major political issue in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
OCLC 40144512 [2- NYPL, WI Hist. Soc.] as of November 2019. Item #36393

Price: $125.00