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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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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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Review of Federal Farm Policy: Hearings Before the Committee on ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 2000
...to express my views on agriculture. I would like to close with a quote from William Jennings Bryan, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." [The prepared statement of Ms. Spivey appears at the conclusion of the hearing.] The...
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Review of Federal Farm Policy: Hearings Before the Committee on ..., Part 2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 2000
...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." 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
...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 Bryan waged a fighting campaign and captured the states of the South and interior West,...
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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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The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s

H.W. Brands - 2002 - 375 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!" At this the convention erupted in a sustained outpouring of approval. The delegates leaped...
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Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy ...

Donald J. Pisani - 2002 - 408 pages
...later a strong advocate of the Reclamation Act of 1 9o2 — warned 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." Bryan spoke not just for the virtuous rural life; he articulated a widely held and deeply...
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Understanding O Pioneers! and My Antonia: A Student Casebook to Issues ...

Sheryl L. Meyering - 2002 - 223 pages
...remained a powerful myth long after it ceased to be a political fact. "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," thundered Populist leader William Jennings Bryan. Yet as the myth gained strength, Americans...
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