Populism & the Wizard of Oz Lindsey, Ben, jake

Dorothy's "Party": Her party was talked about 8 times during the movie. It is believed that this is a reference to the Populist Party, trying to get Dorthy to the Capitol City (a.k.a. Washington D.C.). http://www.themoneymasters.com/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-a-monetary-reformers-brief-symbol-glossary/
The Wicked Witch of the East represents the east coast capitalists (specifically NYC) such as J.P. Morgan and President Grover Cleveland that supported pro-gold standard policies through corrupt means. http://www.themoneymasters.com/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-a-monetary-reformers-brief-symbol-glossary/
Dorothy is representative of the average person. The populist from Kansas. She is the "every day man" represented by the populist party. http://www.themoneymasters.com/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-a-monetary-reformers-brief-symbol-glossary/

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