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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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124 Years Before The Navy Mast - The Patten Family

Clarence Floyd Patten, Dale E. Sporleder - 2006 - 424 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." Political rhetoric could not prevent or delay the changes that American agriculture was experiencing...
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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
...agrarian producers with those who inhabited the nation's cities: You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard. I tell you...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 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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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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Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the ...

Laura L. Lovett - 2009 - 248 pages
...Jennings Bryan, his neighbor and friend in Nebraska, when he argued in his famous "Cross of Gold" speech, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." 38 Unlike other urban progressives who saw a solution to the city's problems in a return...
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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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Frontiers: A Short History of the American West

Robert V. Hine, John Mack Faragher - 2007 - 248 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." Bryan waged a fighting campaign and captured the states of the South and interior West,...
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Passion and Preferences: William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 Democratic ...

Richard Franklin Bensel - 2008 - 318 pages
...its way up and through every class that rests upon it.93 You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard. I tell you...grow in the streets of every city in this country. The last line in this paragraph brought forth "great applause" and "great cheering. "94 My friends,...
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Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right

E. J. Dionne - 2008 - 251 pages
...again as if by magic," declared William Jennings Bryan, the Great Commoner who spoke for country folk. "But destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Now, that's cultural warfare. Americans thinking of themselves as "modern" and "advanced"...
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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - 2008 - 862 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." Bryan rephrased a metaphor used frequently before, especially in regard to tariffs. An...
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