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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;... "
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Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process

Louis Sandy Maisel, Kara Z. Buckley - 2005 - 563 pages
...powerful rhetoric of quasi-Populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan: 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, (from Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech ("You shall not press down upon the brow of labor...
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The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America

Eric P. KAUFMANN, Eric P.. Kaufmann, Professor of Politics Eric P Kaufmann - 2004 - 374 pages
...candidate. In his famous Cross of Gold speech, Bryan castigated urban America: "The great cities rest on broad and fertile prairies. . . . Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country" (Hofstadter 1955: 35). Bryan was just as adamant in his opposition to American imperialism...
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Good Citizenship in America

David M. Ricci, Professor David M Ricci - 2004 - 313 pages
...and lobbyists. As Bryan said in 1896, while assuming that most social parasites lived in urban areas, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."44 Populists held that corporations turned the nation's producers, who included urban...
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America's Promise: A Concise History of the United States, Volume 2

W. J. Rorabaugh, Donald T. Critchlow, Paula C. Baker - 2004 - 502 pages
...every class which rests upon them." Farmers sat at the head of the table of the producing classes. "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country!" Waiting for the whoops and applause to subside, he closed with his arms outstretched...
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Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America

James D. Robenalt - 2004 - 315 pages
...gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down the cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Durbin likes the reference to magic. Nice touch, his expression confirms. "In fact,"...
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The War Against the Greens: The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and the ...

David Helvarg - 2004 - 386 pages
...fiery Populist candidate for president in 1892 and 1896, declared, "The great cities rest upon our 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."5 IN 1890 THE US Census declared the frontier...
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Freedom: A History of US

Joy Hakim - 2003 - 406 pages
...Between hardy pioneers and financial magnates. Between city and country. The convention is mesmerized. "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic," he said. "But destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.......
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The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln--Teddy Roosevelt--Wilson How the Income Tax ...

Steven R. Weisman - 2004 - 432 pages
...moneyed interests and extolled the farmers and workers as the backbone of American economic strength. "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic," he declared. "But destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."...
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Realism and Naturalism: The Novel in an Age of Transition

Richard Daniel Lehan - 2005 - 312 pages
...mankind upon a cross of gold." To an electrified audience, he continued, "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." Bryan won the nomination twice more, but he was never elected president.14 Bryan's Populism...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 2: From 1865

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 788 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. ... If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good...
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