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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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A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America

James E. McWilliams, James A. Mcwilliams - 2005 - 386 pages
...silver-tongued William Jennings Bryan told the Democratic Convention, "Burn down your cities and leave your farms, and your cities will spring up again as if...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Bryan was, of course, speaking about America, but his remark — and the pastoral sentiment...
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Monkey Business: The True Story of the Scopes Trial

Marvin N. Olasky, John Perry - 2005 - 344 pages
...that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave your farms, and your cities will spring up again as if...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." News accounts described twenty thousand delegates listening intently as Bryan concluded,...
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Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America

Mark Lloyd - 2010 - 352 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." 42 Despite being joined by the Populist and National Silver parties, along with Silver...
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The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the ...

H. W. Brands, Professor of History H W Brands - 2006 - 239 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." The money men said America couldn't change the currency alone, that any alteration in...
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From the Front Porch to the Front Page: McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 ...

William D. Harpine - 2006 - 230 pages
...the great cities rest upon these broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities," Bryan boasted, "and leave our farms and your cities will spring up...grow in the streets of every city in this country. (Loud applause.)" 51 With such rhetoric, Bryan accented the conflicts within the nation, not its unity....
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124 Years Before The Navy Mast - The Patten Family

Clarence Floyd Patten, Dale E. Sporleder - 2006 - 424 pages
...presidential convention. Asserting the necessity to preserve the agrarian nature of America, he avowed, "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." Political rhetoric could not prevent...
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Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making

Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Skowronek, Matthew Glassman - 2007 - 444 pages
...the great cities are in favor of the gold standard. I tell you that the great cities rest upon these broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...grass will grow in the streets of every city in this country.18 The second marked the very end of his speech. If they dare to come out and in the open defend...
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American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction

L. Sandy Maisel - 2007 - 192 pages
...of Bryan's rhetoric, but he denned for his party a losing coalition. 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 You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold. William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...
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American Economic Policy from the Revolution to the New Deal

William Letwin - 2017 - 406 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. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every...
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West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

Heather Cox Richardson - 2007 - 416 pages
...convention fare. Cities might demand the gold standard, he said, but cities depended on western farms. "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Decrying that business was controlling financial policy when the true producers of the...
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