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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 Presidential Candidates and Platforms, Biographies, and Nominating Speeches - Page 29
1896 - 40 pages
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - 1915 - 594 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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Principles of Money and Banking: A Series of Selected Materials

Harold Glenn Moulton - 1916 - 785 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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Readings in the Economic History of the United States

Ernest Ludlow Bogart, Charles Manfred Thompson - 1916 - 862 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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History of the United States

Emerson David Fite - 1919
...and leave our farms, and your cities will spring 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 commercial interests and all the toiling masses, we shall answer their demands...
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Since the Civil War: By Charles Ramsdell Lingley

Charles Ramsdell Lingley - 1920 - 633 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon owr 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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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 Life of William Jennings Bryan

Genevieve Forbes Herrick, John Origen Herrick - 1925 - 424 pages
...great cities are in "f favor~oT"fTfe gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest apSrTourTjroad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave...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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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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A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan

Robert W. Cherny - 1994 - 225 pages
...cities are in favor of the gold standard," he continued, "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." After comparing the silver struggle to that of 1776 and restating some key arguments,...
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