Frontrunner McKinley: A Defeated Napoleon


 "Too Busy to Talk"
  Cartoonist:  William Allen Rogers
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   May 23, 1896, p. 505

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
For the third time, cartoonist W. A. Rogers caricatures Governor William McKinley as Napoleon. Here, he criticizes the Republican presidential candidate’s silence on major policy questions. McKinley/Napoleon juggles the issues of a gold cannon ball, trade protection umbrella, Populist silver bug, and silver bag of tricks.












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