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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;... "
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Recovering the Prairie

Robert F. Sayre - 1999 - 225 pages
...1896 conjured up that region and its values as a source of political virtue and material prosperity: 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...
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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
...common man, as in the famous peroration of his address to the Democratic nominating convention in 1896: 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...
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The Era of Industrial Growth and Foreign Expansion

Kathy Sammis - 2000 - 120 pages
...prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them. You [the gold delegates] 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...
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The Next Deal: The Future Of Public Life In The Information Age

Andrei Cherny - 2008 - 284 pages
...parts of the country, Bryan proceeded to redivide the countryagrarian versus urban, past versus future. "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 plains," he boomed. "Burn down your...
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The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s

H.W. Brands - 2002 - 375 pages
...the country. In doing so he drew another distinction — the one that most appealed to his followers. "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...
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Presidents from Hayes Through McKinley: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con ...

Amy H. Sturgis - 2003 - 233 pages
...masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them. 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...
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Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America

James D. Robenalt - 2004 - 315 pages
...delegates erupt. Delbert waves his cap and is now jumping up and down. Durbin gives him a sidelong glance. "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 the cities and leave...
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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
...of the consideration of our party as any people in this country. It is for these that we speak. ... 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...
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Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America

Mark Lloyd - 2010 - 352 pages
...masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them. 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...
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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
...Bryan basked in the tumult, then stilled it. He wasn't done. The gold standard yet stood. "You come 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...
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