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Emerald City-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Emerald City-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Find The Wizard of Oz Online When L. Frank Baum wrote his famous novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he was writing a story that he hoped children would enjoy for ages. Unbeknownst to many, however, he was also writing a carefully-coded political allegory, in which nearly every character, event, and object is representative of something from the American political landscape at the time. In fact, Baum gave the Emerald City meaning by having it represent the greenback. These days, “greenback” is common slang for a dollar bill. At the end of the 19th Century, though, the greenback represented something else entirely. Towards the end of the 1800s, the Populist […]

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