Does Dorothy represent the spirit of America? Is the Scarecrow the American farmer, the Tin Man the American laborer, the Cowardly Lion William Jennings Bryant? Does the Yellow Brick Road represent the false path of the gold standard, does the Emerald City represent the worthless greenback, and do the
silver-in-the-book slippers represent the saving grace of the apparently far suprerior silver standard? Wikipedia has all you need to know.