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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Counsel Against the People

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06944 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: [New York?] Type: Typed document Date: 1912 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Four cases re: dangerous working conditions, victims inability to fight back due to ignorance and poverty, preference of big business over the common man; "Douglas assailed Abraham Lincoln... as these four great corporation lawyers have assailed me." On thin paper. Includes extensive autograph additions and corrections. The last page is completely autograph pencil. Damage on pp. 1-3 slightly affecting text in upper left corner.

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, President, Presidents Discussing Presidents, Labor, Poverty, Law, Vice President

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform