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Faced with the challenge of adapting Americas political and social order to the rise of corporate capitalism, in 1912 four presidential candidates — Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eugene Debs — shaped Americans thoughts about their public futures. Their positions would come to frame national conversation over the role of corporations in American life, determine the relation between the state and society that still controls our thinking about market regulation, and usher in a period of Progressive reform. Connecting the debates of 1912 to some of the most pressing issues of the Progressive Era, this volume presents selected sensational speeches, correspondence between these important figures and their allies and opponents, and 12 lively political cartoons. The documents are supported by an interpretive essay, a chronology, a bibliography, and a series of questions for student consideration, including ideas for a classroom debate.

About the Author

Brett Flehinger received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and is an assistant professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino. He is currently working on a study of the democratic ideology of the La Follette family and has written articles and reviews on Progressive Era and New Deal political and economic reform.

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Contents

    

  Foreword

  Preface

    

PART ONE

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312260293
Author:
Fleninger, Brett
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Flehinger, Brett
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidential candidates
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Progressivism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Progressivism (united states politics)
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1912.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Series in History & Culture
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.92 x 0.47 in

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