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" Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them : You shall not press down... "
Famous Orators of the World and Their Best Orations - Page 218
by Charles Morris - 1902 - 639 pages
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The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge - 2004 - 450 pages
...since the Civil War. William Jennings Bryan identified the Democrats firmly with agrarian populism. ("You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns," Bryan told a mesmerized Democratic Convention. "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.")...
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Ragging it: Getting Ragtime Into History (and Some History Into Ragtime)

H. Loring White - 2005 - 419 pages
...his audience to its feet in a roar of unity: Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests,...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold. 5 A century later, knowing that the rest of WJB's life was a thirty-year anti-climax,...
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Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power

John Steele Gordon - 2005 - 496 pages
...the palm of his hand as he reached the end. "Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests,...crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." The delegates went wild upon the conclusion of what the novelist Willa Gather — who...
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The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been

Roger L. Ransom - 2005 - 352 pages
...nomination of the Democratic National Convention in 1896, William Jennings Bryan told the delegates: "[W]e will answer their demand for a gold standard...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." Despite his flamboyant rhetoric, Bryan lost that election, and Congress passed the...
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Two Covenants: Representations of Southern Jewishness

Eliza McGraw - 2005 - 208 pages
...anti-Semitic and xenophobic Populist Party. In a speech, Bryan challenged America's money interests: "'You shall not press down upon the brow of labor...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold," combining the myth of Christ-killing and Jewish f1nancial domination (Dinnerstein 1994,...
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The Pocket Book of Patriotism

Jonathan Foreman - 2005 - 96 pages
...Cuban rebellion against Spain (independence 1902) 1896 Abyssinians humiliate Italian Army at Adowa "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson upholds "separate but equal" 1896-1901 Butch Cassidy and the...
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Realism and Naturalism: The Novel in an Age of Transition

Richard Daniel Lehan - 2005 - 312 pages
...the presidency. At the convention in Chicago, he gave his "cross-of-gold" speech, in which he said, "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." To an electrified audience, he continued, "The great cities rest upon our broad and...
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Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times

Geoffrey Nunberg - 2009 - 352 pages
...place at the head of the Populist ticket, as well) is remembered today for its stirring peroration: "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." But the speech was also studded with allusions to Cicero, Napoleon, Jefferson, and...
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Heritage Slater Political Memorabilia and Americana Auction Catalog #619

Ivy Press - 2005
...would have aided the working man and the farmers burdened with debt. The speech closed with the words: "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." Needless to say, he won the nomination. The first item in this lot is a 7/8" pinback...
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Cracking the SAT U. S. and World History Subject Tests: 2005 - 2006 Edition

Grace Roegner Freedman, Princeton Review, Dan Komarek - 2005 - 287 pages
...Democratic convention, Bryan made a famous and impassioned speech in favor of the silver standard saying, "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind on this cross of gold." Bryan's opponent was the Republican industrialist William McKinley; the ideological...
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