Four. The Rough Rider as Super-Politician: Theodore Roosevelt's Ascendancy on the National Political Stage

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. Steven Doherty

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch4

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

Doherty, S. (2011) The Rough Rider as Super-Politician: Theodore Roosevelt's Ascendancy on the National Political Stage, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

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:

  • The Rough Rider as super-politician, TR's ascendancy;
  • TR, as governor of New York;
  • Progressive era, social and economic trends;
  • TR, the first “super-politician”;
  • TR's image of grand celebrity, in Spanish-American War;
  • Platt's Republican machine;
  • TR's campaign for governor, national and international issues;
  • The Roosevelt Governorship 1899–1901;
  • the path to the Vice-Presidency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Boss Platt and the Limits of Governance in Nineteenth-Century Politics

  • The First “Super-Politician”

  • The Roosevelt Governorship 1899–1901

  • Battles Won

  • The Path to the Vice-Presidency

  • Conclusions

  • References