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    William Jennings Bryan: Anti-Imperialism Pin. This 1 ¼" real photo pin made by the Shepherd Photo Company of St. Paul depicts Bryan, Stevenson and Lind (candidate for Governor). It has the slogan "Republic Not Empire". After the failure of his 16-1 campaign in 1896, Bryan decided to focus on the issue of U.S. imperialism. The Spanish-American War had been a "splendid, little war", but the Philippine Insurrection dragged on for three years. In hindsight, Bryan was totally correct in his critique of colonialism, but his was a minority viewpoint. Some of the most interesting campaign items from 1900 deal with this subject. The button is in mint condition.

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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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