The presidential campaign, 1908-style. Hear early phonograph recordings.
His is the strange composite voice
Of many million singing souls
Who make world-brotherhood their choice
— Vachel Lindsay, American poet, 1915
William Jennings Bryan was rarely at a loss for words. His
impassioned oratory spellbound congressmen during his two terms in the U.S.
House and thrilled thousands of voters during the presidential campaigns of
1896 and1900. But during his third run for the White House, 100 years ago,