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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.

Download a PDF version of the booklet. Or, to order your copy use our Contact the Learning Center webform.

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Learning Center and Money Museum
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
PO Box 6387
Cleveland, OH 44101-1387