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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
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Recovering the Prairie

Robert F. Sayre - 1999 - 225 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.6 But this "prairie politics" of reform, as I would call it, contained a profound tension,...
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Panic on Wall Street: A History of America's Financial Disasters

Robert Sobel - 1999 - 469 pages
...of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Bum down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. For this reason, said the farmers, urban America would have to accept silver. Expanding...
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The Era of Industrial Growth and Foreign Expansion

Kathy Sammis - 2000 - 120 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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Why Americans Still Don't Vote: And why Politicians Want it that Way

Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science Frances Fox Piven, Richard A. Cloward, Richard A.. Cloward, Professor of Political Science Joshua Cohen - 2000 - 348 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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Realignment and Party Revival: Understanding American Electoral Politics at ...

Arthur C. Paulson - 2000 - 341 pages
...national vision and his role as a factional and party leader when he said, "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." The power of the states of the south and west at the 1896 Democratic National Convention...
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106-2 Hearings: Review Of Federal Farm Policy, Serial No. 106-50, Part 2 ...

2000
...countryside. The quote from William Jennings Bryan in 1896 is as appropriate today as it was then when he said "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Let me ask a question of you: What is the difference between the manufactures' of shoes,...
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The American West: A New Interpretive History

Robert V. Hine, John Mack Faragher - 2000 - 616 pages
...Bryan's rhetoric also underlined the fact that, in the end, the Populists spoke for rural America. "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic," he orated, "but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."33...
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Review of Federal Farm Policy: Hearings Before the Committee on ..., Parts 1-2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 2000
...countryside The quote from William Jennings Bryan in 1896 is as appropriate today as it was then when he said "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again at if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."...
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Review of Federal Farm Policy: Hearings Before the Committee on ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 2000
...food and fiber that we have become so accustomed to enjoying. In 1 896, William Jennings Bryan said, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms and your cities will spring up as if by magic; but destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the...
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The Next Deal: The Future Of Public Life In The Information Age

Andrei Cherny - 2008 - 284 pages
...the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile plains," he boomed. "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." His voice dropped low. The ten thousand leaned forward to hear him. "It is the issue...
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