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" You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic;... "
The Review of Reviews - Page 127
edited by - 1896
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Selected Orations: A Collection of One Hundred Choice Speeches and Selections

Albert Mason Harris - 1924 - 439 pages
...the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great -cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn -down your cities...grow in the streets of every city in this country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every question,...
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American Economic History

Harold Underwood Faulkner - 1924 - 721 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. . . . Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by...
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The United States of America, Volume 2

David Saville Muzzey - 1924
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard. We reply that the great cities rest upon the broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms, and grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. . . . We declare that this nation is able...
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Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

United States. Congress - 1928
...staff of life; and the farmer produces that. Mr. Bryan said. "Tear down your cities and leave your farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy your farms, and grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." That is true. You break...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart, John Gould Curtis - 1901
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its o\vn people on every...
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Livestock Grazing Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Forests ..., Volume 4

United States, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management - 1996 - 172 pages
...landlord. In 1896, William Jennings Bryan said, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms alone, the cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms and grass will grow up in the streets of every city in this country." With some amendments, we believe...
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Circuit Chautauqua: From Rural Education to Popular Entertainment in Early ...

John E. Tapia - 1997 - 232 pages
...the rural Midwest, voicing what was in the hearts of all agrarians: "The great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." So popular was Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech that in a 1992 interview, Ina Wachtel recalled...
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Oversight of the Availability of Agricultural Credit: Hearing Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research, U. S. Congress, House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation and Research Staff, United States - 1997 - 164 pages
...inserted a thing I'd like you to take with you and look at. In 1896, William Jennings Bryan said it best. “Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” As long as the North American farmer can supply our food at a price that allows us...
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Oversight of the Availability of Agricultural Credit: Hearing Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research, U. S. Congress, House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation and Research Staff, United States - 1997 - 164 pages
...somewhere you win see it everyday and remember the words: In 1896 William Jennings Bryan said it best, "Bum down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities...as if by magic, but destroy our farms and the grass win grow in the streets of every city in the country." As long as the North American farmer can supply...
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The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family

Jean H. Baker - 1997 - 592 pages
...ended, arms outstretched as if his body were a cross, with an unforgettable political irrelevancy: "Burn down your cities and leave our farms and your...up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms and grass will grow in the streets of every city in this country. . . . Having behind us the producing...
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