Does "The Wizard of Oz" Have A Hidden Message?

Does "The Wizard of Oz" Have A Hidden Message?

In his introduction to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum claims that the book is simply an innocent children’s story.  But some scholars claim that there are hidden criticisms of late-nineteenth-century economic policies in the book. 

Is it possible that one of America’s favorite children’s stories is also a lowkey criticism of the day's politics?  David B. Parker investigates the clues for Ted-Ed.  

Watch the video below for the clues & decide for yourself... 

 

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