Bull Moose on the stump : the 1912 campaign speeches of Theodore Roosevelt /
edited by Lewis L. Gould.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
xi, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0700616063 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780700616060 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
0700616063 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700616060 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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As standard bearer of the Progressive Party in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt played to enthusiastic crowds wherever he travelled. This volume of Roosevelt's campaign speeches takes readers from New England to California, collecting 35 texts largely overlooked since they were first delivered.
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As standard bearer of the Progressive Party in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt played to enthusiastic crowds wherever he traveled. When he was targeted by an assassin while campaigning for president, a bullet passed through the speech in his breast pocket-pages that he then held aloft while assuring the crowd "It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose . . . and you cannot escape listening to this speech " This first full edition of his campaign speeches takes readers on the stump from New England to California, collecting thirty-five texts largely overlooked since they were first delivered. They offer a more nuanced picture of his third-party candidacy than has ever existed, providing a companion to Lewis Goulds recent Four Hats in the Ring and shedding new light on both the Progressive movement and the dynamics of an extraordinary campaign that changed American politics forever. Culled from nation-wide newspaper archives, these speeches show TR at his most radical. He echoes the missionary spirit of the Progressives as they challenged partisan orthodoxy, advocating for "the plain people, for their right to rule, and for their duty to secure for themselves and for others social and industrial justice." All over the country, he speaks out on government regulation of business, social justice, the role of the president, the place of reform in national politics, and of course his differences with Woodrow Wilson. Given the wide availability of Wilsons speeches, having Roosevelts available makes the study of the 1912 campaign more meaningful-not only the debate between the New Nationalism and the New Freedom but also differences on such issues as tariffs and campaign contributions. These texts also reveal how Roosevelt massaged Wilsons words to serve his own polemical purposes. "We do not propose to do anything that will interfere with prosperity," proclaimed Roosevelt, "but we want it passed around"; and these speeches show that, even in a new century, his words are as relevant as ever.
Table of Contents
Editor's Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Bull Moose on the Stumpp. 1
Starting Out in New Englandp. 10
Portions of a Speech at Providence, Rhode Island, 16 August 1912p. 10
A Speech on Boston Common as Reported in the Boston Globe, 17 August 1912p. 18
A Speech in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 22 August 1912p. 31
The Second New England Tourp. 34
A Speech at Burlington, Vermont, 29 August 1912p. 34
A Speech at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 30 August 1912p. 41
A Speech at Hartford, Connecticut, 2 September 1912p. 51
Campaigning in the Middle Westp. 57
Remarks to the Progressive State Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, 3 September 1912p. 57
A Speech to the Iowa Progressive State Convention, Des Moines, 4 September 1912p. 59
A Speech at Grand Forks, North Dakota, 6 September 1912p. 73
The Taft-Wilson Trust Programme: An Address at Fargo, North Dakota, 6 September 1912p. 83
The Pacific Northwest and the Pacific Coastp. 89
A Speech to the Montana State Progressive Convention, Helena, 7 September 1912p. 89
Brief Remarks at Hathaway, Montana, 7 September 1912p. 91
Comments on the Nomination of Oscar S. Straus as the Progressive Party Candidate for Governor of New York, 8 September 1912p. 91
The Minimum Wage: Comments at Spokane, Washington, 9 September 1912p. 93
An Address at Portland, Oregon, 11 September 1912p. 96
An Address at the San Francisco Coliseum, 14 September 1912p. 108
Returning to Oyster Bayp. 118
Two Speeches at Pueblo and Trinidad, Colorado, 19 September 1912p. 118
A Speech at Topeka, Kansas, on Woodrow Wilson, 21 September 1912p. 121
Levee Convention Address, Memphis, Tennessee, 26 September 1912p. 126
Excerpt from an Address at New Orleans, Louisiana, 27 September 1912p. 136
Excerpt from a Roosevelt Speech at Atlanta, Georgia, 28 September 1912p. 143
A Brief Address from His Railroad Car at Columbus, Georgia, 28 September 1912p. 148
The Second Western Tourp. 151
Remarks about Woodrow Wilson and Labor at Houghton, Michigan, 9 October 1912p. 151
A Campaign Address at Houghton, Michigan, 9 October 1912p. 153
A Speech at Superior, Wisconsin, 10 October 1912p. 154
A Campaign Address at Duluth, Minnesota, 10 October 1912p. 156
Remarks on the Tariff at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 11 October 1912p. 161
A Speech at the Chicago Coliseum on the Trusts, 12 October 1912p. 163
Excerpts from the Chicago Speech, 12 October 1912p. 173
A Speech at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 14 October 1912p. 175
The End of the Campaignp. 185
A Statement from the Hospital, 17 October 1912p. 185
An Address at Madison Square Garden, 30 October 1912p. 187
A Speech to New York Progressive, I November 1912p. 192
A Statement on Wilson and the Trusts, 2 November 1912p. 200
An Address at the Oyster Bay Opera House, 4 November 1912p. 207
A Pre-Election Statement, 4 November 1912p. 209
A Postelection Statement, 5 November 1912p. 211
Indexp. 213
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