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Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Joshua David Hawley


Often dismissed by scholars as an opportunistic politician whose ideas lacked historical import, Theodore Roosevelt has been underestimated as a thinker. But this book states that to disdain his politics is to overlook his important and lasting contributions to the shape of modern America. It examines Roosevelt's political thought more deeply than ever before to arrive at a fully revised understanding of his legacy: Roosevelt galvanized a twenty-year period of national reform that permanently altered American politics and Americans' expectations for government, social progress, and presidents. ... More

Keywords: national reform, American politics, social progress, righteousness, warrior republicanism, progressive era, Theodore Roosevelt, intellectual history, America, government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780300120103
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300120103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua David Hawley, author