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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

In the free book Follow the Yellow Brick Road, take a trip to Oz and learn about one of the hottest questions leading up to the 1896 presidential election: what gives money value? Concepts in history and economics include monetary policy, deflation, and populism.

A monetary policy journey through The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

What do silver shoes, a gold road, and a green city have to do with U.S. History?

Which real-life people might Dorothy and her friends represent?

Take a trip to Oz and back and learn about one of the hottest issues leading up to the 1896 presidential election—what gives money value?

This booklet is available free of charge and can be ordered in classroom quantities. History and economics topics covered include: monetary policy, deflation, the Populist Party, and William Jennings Bryan.

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Follow the yellow brick road