History Now 17 (Fall 2008)

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era

From the Editor

The name Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt conjures up many images: from hunter to teddy bear, from trust-buster to champion of capitalism, from Republican president to Bull Moose challenger. T.R. remains controversial, contradictory, and above all, larger than life. In this issue, leading scholars of Roosevelt and of the Progressive Era in which he made his mark offer us new insights into the man, his philosophy, and his political achievements.

Professor Kirsten Swinth begins this exploration with The Square Deal: Theodore Roosevelt and...More »