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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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Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America

James D. Robenalt - 2004 - 315 pages
...gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down the cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Durbin likes the reference to magic. Nice touch, his expression confirms. "In fact,"...
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Freedom: A History of US

Joy Hakim - 2003 - 406 pages
...down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic," he said. "But destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.... You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns; you shall not...
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The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln--Teddy Roosevelt--Wilson How the Income Tax ...

Steven R. Weisman - 2004 - 432 pages
...your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic," he declared. "But destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." As for the Supreme Court and the income tax, Bryan declared: "They say we passed an unconstitutional...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 2: From 1865

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 788 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. ... If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good...
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Realism and Naturalism: The Novel in an Age of Transition

Richard Daniel Lehan - 2005 - 312 pages
...mankind upon a cross of gold." To an electrified audience, he continued, "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 won the nomination twice more, but he was never elected president.14 Bryan's Populism...
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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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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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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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