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A White Man's Country: Elite Masculinity, Racial Decline, and the Frontier Stories of Theodore Roosevelt

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter takes up Theodore Roosevelt's big-game hunting expedition to the British colony of East Africa and Kenya with his son Kermit. Roosevelt, who identified this colonial space as a “white ... More


In the Father's House

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

On October 25, 1858, William H. Seward of the fledgling Republican Party addressed a large crowd in Rochester, New York about slave labor in America. He predicted that either the sugar plantations of ... More


The Code of a Warrior

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Despite a promising career in the New York State Assembly, Theodore Roosevelt left Albany and sought refuge on the banks of the Little Missouri in Dakota after suffering a personal tragedy and ... More


The Valley of Vision

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

After losing to Woodrow Wilson in the presidential election of 1912, Theodore Roosevelt spent the next few years in a political wilderness and his Progressive Party eventually withered. Unable to ... More


Race and Destiny

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

In the fall of 1873, Theodore Roosevelt began to study under Arthur Hamilton Cutler, later founder of the Cutler School for Boys, who devised a crash course to prepare Teedie for Harvard College's ... More


Warrior Republicanism

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1904, Theodore Roosevelt won the presidential election and was sworn in the following year. In his inaugural address, he cast himself as George Washington's intellectual and moral successor while ... More


The Progress of a Progressive

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

While much of the public saw Theodore Roosevelt's legislative proposals relating to railroads, food, and drug and meat inspection as major victories, some of his White House allies were disappointed. ... More


The Fate of Coming Years

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The spring of 1896 was a period of discontent for Theodore Roosevelt and for the whole nation. Roosevelt was unhappy with the way his political career was going. He spent six years at the Civil ... More


Master-Spirit

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Fresh from his successful campaign in Cuba, Theodore Roosevelt ran as governor of New York in the autumn of 1898, and won. Soon after taking office, he began writing a biography of Oliver Cromwell ... More


A Prophet's Return

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

In the spring of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt returned to America from a year-long overseas sojourn. He received an invitation to speak at the dedication of the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, ... More


Apostle of Expansion

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1884, the Mugwumps abandoned the Republican Party, which contributed to its loss in the election, but Theodore Roosevelt stayed despite his misgivings, and despite being denounced by his former ... More


Battle for the Lord

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

Hoping to regain control of the Republican Party and, with it, the progressive moment, Theodore Roosevelt announced that he would challenge William Howard Taft for the Republican presidential ... More


A Small, Ornithological Boy

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

In August 1871, Theodore (Teedie) Roosevelt, then twelve years old, went camping with his family to the Adirondacks for a holiday near nature. He wanted to be a naturalist. As a boy Teedie became ... More


Theodore Roosevelt

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his take-charge style, which would become the hallmark of his administration. Roosevelt came to office at a time when the presidencies of ... More


Epilogue

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

In so many ways, Theodore Roosevelt was an American icon with an American mind. He captured the imagination of his countrymen with his stirring sermons for righteous living, and his calls for a ... More


From Promoting to Ending Big Government: 1912 and the Progressives’ Century

John Milton Cooper

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the transformation of the political rhetoric surrounding the size and scope of government. The memorable presidential elections of 2012 also marked the centennial of another ... More


Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Joshua David Hawley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Often dismissed by scholars as an opportunistic politician whose ideas lacked historical import, Theodore Roosevelt has been underestimated as a thinker. But this book states that to disdain his ... More


The Progressive Party and the Rise of Executive-Centered Partisanship

Sidney M. Milkis

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the wayward path of Progressivism from Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign to the Obama presidency. Committed to “pure democracy,” many early-twentieth-century reformers hoped to ... More


Introduction

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents an introduction to three young men, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Theodore Roosevelt, and Moreton Frewen, who endlessly sought to establish, elaborate, and defend masculinity. ... More


Fighting for Conservation

Benjamin Heber Johnson

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at how conservationists seemed more and more optimistic about their influence and accomplishments. By 1910, it had become common for conservationists to use the word “movement” in ... More


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