Twenty-Five. The New Nationalism and Progressive Issues: The Break with Taft and the 1912 Campaign

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. Claire Delahaye Ph.D.

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch25

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

Delahaye, C. (2011) The New Nationalism and Progressive Issues: The Break with Taft and the 1912 Campaign, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Department of English, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France

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:

  • new nationalism and progressive issues, the break with Taft;
  • apex of progressivism in politics;
  • 1912 presidential race, TR's life as ex-president;
  • TR's “rhetoric of militant decency” the Progressive Movement;
  • constitutional structure of American government;
  • counterfactual “What if” approach to history;
  • active and popular ex-president, retiring at 50;
  • clash between TR and Taft, issues of political differences;
  • energetic and intense Bull Moose Campaign

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Active and Popular Ex-President

  • A Growing Rift with Taft

  • By Popular Demand?: TR's Entry into the Race

  • By Popular Demand: The Primary Campaign

  • Eventful Conventions

  • An Energetic and Intense Bull Moose Campaign

  • An Extraordinary Campaign

  • References

  • Further Reading