Book Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the transformation of American democracy / Sidney M. Milkis.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number E757 .M55 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700616671 0700616675
Series title: American political thought
Extent: xv, 360 p. ; 24 cm.
During the campaign for the 1912 elections, Theodore Roosevelt and his collective activists promoted the Progressive Party and its ambitious, prescient program of economic, social, and political reform that posed profound challenges to constitutional government in the U.S. The author revisits this history to show how a party seemingly consumed by its leaders' ambition dominated the election and left an enduring legacy that set in motion the rise of mass democracy and the expansion of national administrative power.
The critical year of 1912 -- Roosevelt, progressive democracy, and the Progressive movement -- The first primary campaign : candidate-centered politics and the battle for the Republican presidential nomination -- "Enthroned on the seat of righteousness" : the formation of the National Progressive Party of 1912 -- "The Constitution is a living thing" : the Progressive Party and the great campaign of 1912 -- Back to the future : the Progressive Party's legacy for American politics.