|Copyright © 1996 Eric Shanower.
All rights reserved.
Over the 20th Century, Oz as a uniquely American phenomena has grown far beyond the boundaries of a series of children's stories and a classical movie. Oz icons are instantly recognizable across the breadth and depth of the American society, if not the world in general. This omnipresence has led to myths, parodies, allegories, pastiches, etc., etc., all of which perpetuate and extend the Oz experience.
Many visitors to this Ozzy Encyclopedia have come with questions on these extensions to Oz, and have thus sparked the need to provide an easily accessible information source for this eclectic set of topics. The following index connects the interested visitor to these topics, the collection of which is just beginning. The list is small now but will grow with time and the interests of the visitors to this site.
Oz as an Socio-Economic Allegory
Henry Littlefield's paper on Oz as a "Parable on Populism"
David Parker's paper analyzing the "Populism Parable" theory.
Dan Jacobs' paper on the Littlefield allegory theory.
Peter Dreier's paper on the populism theory.
- Geer, John G. and Thomas R. Rochon. "William Jennings Bryan on the yellow brick road. ('The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' as a literary allegory of the the experiences of the 1896 Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan)". Journal of American Culture (Winter 1993) vol. 16, no. 4, 59(5).
- Ritter, Gretchen. "Silver slippers and a golden cap: L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and historical memory in American politics." Journal of American Studies (August 1997) vol. 31, no. 2, 171(32)
- Rockoff, Hugh. "The 'Wizard of Oz' as a Monetary Allegory." Journal of Political Economy (1990) vol. 98, no. 4, 739-760.
- Ziaukas, Tim. "Baum's 'Wizard of Oz' as Gilded Age public relations." Public Relations Quarterly (Fall 1998) vol. 43:3, 7(5).
Piglet Press Tour Guide
Comments to author, W.R. Wright:
Copyright (C) 1997-2001.
Piglet Press, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Revised: April 20, 2001