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This article presents a condensed version of the Secretary of the Treasury's 1890 report on how much paper money was currently in circulation. Most of this money, according to the report, was tied up in large bills that would never make it into the hands of the common man. One of the major objectives of the Populist Party was to increase the coinage of silver.

Creator: Topeka Populist
Date: November 5, 1892

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Because this source has quantifiable data, it can compliment the Populists' other discussions of "free silver" by contextualizing the debate and explaining why the Populists were upset with the status quo.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210885
Call Number: Microfilm: T2735
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210885

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