A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy.
Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies
Serge Ricard is Professor Emeritus of American Studies and U.S. History at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris III), France. He has published extensively in both French and English on Theodore Roosevelt, American expansionism, U.S. foreign policy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and Mexican-American culture. His publications include Theodore Roosevelt: principes et pratique d une politique etrangere (1991), The Mass Media in America: An Overview (1998), and The Manifest Destiny of the United States in the 19th Century: Ideological and Political Aspects (1999).
List of Figures x Notes on Contributors xi Introduction: An All-Time Historian s Favorite 1Serge Ricard 1. The Education of Theodore Roosevelt 8Michael L. Collins 2. Theodore Roosevelt s Early Political Career: The Making of an Independent Republican and Urban Progressive 27Edward P. Kohn 3. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy and the Spanish-American War Hero 45Joseph Smith 4. The Rough Rider as Super-Politician: Theodore Roosevelt s Ascendancy on the National Political Stage 59Steven Doherty 5. Preparedness and Defense: The Origins of Theodore Roosevelt s Strategy for the United States on the International Stage 78J. Simon Rofe 6. Roosevelt s Republic 94Joshua D. Hawley 7. Sex and Gender in Roosevelt s America 112Andrew M. Johnston 8. A Serious Art and Literature of Our Own : Exploring Theodore Roosevelt s Art World 135Stephen L. Levine 9. Theodore Roosevelt, Presidential Power and the Regulation of the Market 154Gary Murphy 10. The Quality of Theodore Roosevelt s Environmentalism 173Ethan Fishman 11. Theodore Roosevelt and the Indians 186Roger L. Nichols 12. Half a Southerner : President Roosevelt, African Americans and the South 198Adam D. Burns 13. Theodore Roosevelt and the Press 216John M. Thompson 14. Theodore Roosevelt and the Joys of Family Life 237Jon L. Brudvig 15. The Global Strategist: The Navy as the Nation s Big Stick 257Carl Cavanagh Hodge 16. Theodore Roosevelt, the Panama Canal, and the Roosevelt Corollary: Sphere of Influence Diplomacy 274Stephen G. Rabe 17. Theodore Roosevelt and Canada: Alaska, the Big Stick and the North Atlantic Triangle, 1901 1909 293Tony McCulloch 18. Anglo-American Partnership: The Foundation of Theodore Roosevelt s Foreign Policy 314William N. Tilchin 19. Theodore Roosevelt and the Special Relationship with France 329David G. Haglund 20. America s First Intervention in European Politics: Theodore Roosevelt and the European Crisis of 1905 1906 350Douglas Eden 21. The End of an Era: Theodore Roosevelt and the Treaty of Portsmouth 368Eugene P. Trani and Donald E. Davis 22. Japanese-American Relations: The 1906 California Crisis, the Gentlemen s Agreement, and the World Cruise 391David S. Patterson 23. Uplifting the Barbarian 417Carol C. Chin 24. Roosevelt in Africa 435Patricia O Toole 25. The New Nationalism and Progressive Issues: The Break with Taft and the 1912 Campaign 452Claire Delahaye 26. The Great War, Americanism Revisited, and the Anti-Wilson Crusade 468Lloyd E. Ambrosius 27. Theodore Roosevelt s Contradictory Legacies: From Imperialist Nationalism to Advocacy of a Progressive Welfare State 485Kathleen M. Dalton 28. The Memory of Theodore Roosevelt through Motion Pictures 502M. Patrick Cullinane Conclusion: A Rooseveltian Century? 521Serge Ricard Bibliography 528 Index 561