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The Interwar and New Deal Years: Bureaucratization

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the bureaucratization of the federal judiciary during the quarter century between the dawn of World War I in 1914 and the dawn of World War II in 1939. It shows how reformers ... More


Taft Toils Throughout: The Frequent Southern Campaigns, 1908–1913

Edward O. Frantz

in The Door of Hope: Republican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877–1933

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036533
eISBN:
9780813038452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036533.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between his nomination in 1908 and the end of his first national tour in 1909, William Howard Taft made three critical visits to southern states. In all, the president was on the road more than any ... More


San Francisco to “Show Cause”

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The USGS study stated that San Francisco could meet its water needs for at least 50 years without touching the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Given the study and Secretary of Interior Richard Ballinger's own ... More


Conclusion: Taft Decorates the White House

in Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075334
eISBN:
9780226075303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075303.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This concluding chapter returns to the United States and the scape of the decorative arts in the context of America's most famous domicile, the White House, specifically assessing President William ... More


The Taft-Roosevelt Split, 1905–1912

Lewis L. Gould

in The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199936625
eISBN:
9780190252700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199936625.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events leading up to the Republican National Convention in June 1912 when the party broke into competing factions supporting Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Taft and ... More


The Foundations of Containment

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 1, The Foundations of Containment, examines the establishment of American containment, discussing the balance of power in Asia, military deterrence, diplomatic engagement, and economic ... More


The 1909–1912 Intervention in Nicaragua

Payam Ghalehdar

in The Origins of Overthrow: How Emotional Frustration Shapes US Regime Change Interventions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190695859
eISBN:
9780190695897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695859.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter contains the second case study of US regime change in the Western Hemisphere—the intervention in Nicaragua from 1909 to 1912 under US president William Howard Taft. The chapter explores ... 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


“A Senseless and Mischievous Fad?”:: From Alarm to Sobriety as a Nation Takes Stock

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Examines the aftermath of Roosevelt’s presidential conservation measures; demonstrates continuity in conservation policies between Roosevelt and William Howard Taft; and documents disagreements over ... 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


Later Years

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the final years of his life, Henry W. Blair remained active and interested in public affairs. He worked closely with African American leaders and remained a leading advocate for Prohibition. ... More


Hamilton’s Impact, 1906–1928

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses Vandenberg’s formative years. It details his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan, his time working at the Grand Rapids Herald, and his beginning in politics. His editorials at ... More


Behaving Righteously: Relations with China, 1904–1906

John M. Thompson

in Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859954
eISBN:
9780190935351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859954.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Chapter 5 offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese boycott of US goods in 1905–1906. It argues that Roosevelt, who previously supported the exclusion of Chinese immigrants, came to view aspects of ... More


Teddy Roosevelt and a Horse Called Nicoletta

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's friendship with United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who welcomed Butler's election as president of Columbia University with these words: “My ... More


Legalism in the World, 1907–1913

Benjamin Allen Coates

in Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190495954
eISBN:
9780190495985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495954.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Chapter 4 shows how key US elites embraced the legalist project for world order. The US delegation to the 1907 Hague Peace Conference took the lead in supporting the creation of an international ... More


Democrats in the South: The Race Question

John Roy Lynch

John Hope Franklin (ed.)

in Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781604731149
eISBN:
9781496833624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731149.003.0050
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how, when John Roy Lynch came to Chicago, whether or not he should take an active part in politics was one of the first questions that occurred to him. He had no intention of ... More


Hearkening Unto Joshua, 1901‒1909

Benjamin J. Wetzel

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198865803
eISBN:
9780191898136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865803.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyses Roosevelt’s domestic policies and his personal family life as president. His 1901 dinner with black educator Booker T. Washington and his 1902 settling of a coal strike endeared ... More


Ninth Circuit Nursery: Patent Litigation and Industrial Development on the Pacific Coast, 1891–1925

Steven W. Usselman

in The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197576151
eISBN:
9780197576199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576151.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Based on statistical and textual analysis of the 148 patent cases heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from its creation through 1925, this chapter suggests that the appeals judges created a ... More


Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

William Howard Taft High School was the beginning of the end of life as Allen Jones had known it. Jones was continuing where he left off in Clark Junior High, going to all his classes and playing ... More


Final Days, 1912–1913

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In January 1912, Flagler's railroad reached Key West, and Flagler arrived to a triumphant reception. President Taft visited St. Augustine. In March 1913, Flagler fell in Whitehall and was confined to ... More


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