- a former political party, organized in 1874, opposed to the retirement or reduction of greenbacks and favoring their increase as the only paper currency.
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The espousal of greenbackism in 1867 only reenforced that resolution.
The lure of "greenbackism" was that it offered an opportunity for self-employment.
Here, then, we find Germany in all the mazes of our ancient "greenbackism," but still in possession of a large stock of gold.
"Greenbackism" was the American counterpart of the contemporary radicalism of Europe.
- US history a political party formed after the Civil War advocating the use of fiat money and opposing the reduction of paper currency
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