Twelve. “Half a Southerner”: President Roosevelt, African Americans and the South

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. Adam D. Burns Ph.D.1,2

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch12

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

Burns, A. D. (2011) “Half a Southerner”: President Roosevelt, African Americans and the South, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Newcastle University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331400

Online ISBN: 9781444344233

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Keywords:

  • “Half a Southerner,” President Roosevelt, African Americans and the South;
  • biographies of TR, southern heritage and Civil War childhood;
  • TR's attitude towards African Americans;
  • president's views on African-American and southern policy;
  • Roosevelt's positive overtures towards African Americans;
  • theories of race;
  • TR's strong ideas on race;
  • TR, vocal critic of practices affecting African Americans in the South;
  • Kathleen Dalton, that in TR's career, the South being a “white whale”;
  • race question, TR failing to make any real progress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mixed Tidings

  • Theories of Race

  • The Exceptional Few

  • Justice for Some

  • A Southern Strategy

  • References