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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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Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the ...

Carl Smith - 2008 - 407 pages
...most stirring passages of this oration, Bryan proposed a simple experiment that would prove his point: "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."84 Bryan and all of those who advocated sending the urban population to the country may...
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Formulation of the 1995 Farm Bill: without special title

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops - 1995 - 8 pages
...somewhere you will see it every day. Remember the words. In 1896, William Jennings Bryan said it best: Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...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 to...
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Formulation of the 1995 Farm Bill: without special title

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops - 1995 - 8 pages
...somewhere you will see it every day. Remember the words. In 1896, William Jennings Bryan said it best: Bum down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities...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 to...
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Who Were the Founding Fathers?: Two Hundred Years of Reinventing American ...

Steven H. Jaffe - 1996 - 227 pages
...in Chicago, Bryan reminded Americans that farmers, not greedy businessmen, actually fed the nation: "Destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." The Democratic Party platform called for the federal government to add silver to the...
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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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The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family

Jean H. Baker - 1997 - 592 pages
...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 producing masses of this country and of the world supported by the commercial...
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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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