Remembering the “Rag Baby”: Toledo and the Greenback-National Movement in the 1870s
History and Philosophy
Between 1874 and 1884, depression, public debt, and political corruption made Toledo, Ohio, a stronghold of support for the independent Greenback Party, which advocated an increase in the nation's supply of paper money to grease the wheels of the depressed economy, a platform that appealed to farmers, laborers, and middle-class professionals.
Wegner, J. M. (1995). Remembering the “Rag Baby”: Toledo and the Greenback-National Movement in the 1870s. Northwest Ohio Quarterly, 67(3), 118–145.