America's Transatlantic Turn: Theodore Roosevelt and the by H. Krabbendam, J. Thompson

By H. Krabbendam, J. Thompson

This assortment makes use of Theodore Roosevelt to shape a clean method of the historical past people and eu kinfolk, arguing that the easiest position to appear for the origins of the trendy transatlantic dating is in Roosevelt's lifestyles and occupation.

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Pride and Prejudice 21 of its citizens. Long before Roosevelt had similar contact with New York’s “other half,” the European trips probably were the boy’s first close observations of real poverty. ” In a particularly revolting scene, Theodore Roosevelt Sr. taunted and abused Italian beggars: The beggars came round and we hired one to keep off the rest. Then came some more fun. Papa bought two baskets of doughy cakes. A great crowd of boys girls and women. We tossed the cakes to them and fed them like chickens with small pieces of cake and like chickens they ate it .

Gotham: A History of New w York City to 1898 8 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 951–952. 7. Nevins and Thomas, The Diary of George Templeton Strong: The Civil War, 1860–1865, (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952), 343. 8. , 6,142; Nevins and Thomas, The Diary of George Templeton Strong: Post-War Years, 1865–18755 (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952), 479; Nevins and Thomas, Strong: Civil War, r 343. 28 E dward P. Ko hn 9. David C. Hammack, Power and Society: Greater New York at the Turn of thee Centuryy (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1982), 315.

23 TR’s vision was not limited to the continental United States. He imagined that these virtuous elements of the American race and the progress off its civilization would spread the world over. “It was their destiny to push civilization worldwide,” and although “[e]arlier generations had called this dream manifest destiny . . ”24 Spreading the American “character” to those places of the world where it was absent was synonymous with social progress. This was the defining objective of TR’s TR s imperialism.

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