Theodore Roosevelt, The Progressive Party, And The Transformation Of American Democracy
Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party made the 1912 campaign a contest for the soul of the American people. This title depicts the Progressive Party as a collective enterprise of activists, spearheaded by TR, who pursued a program of reform dedicated to direct democracy and social justice and a balance between rights and civic duty.
Hardcover, 361 pages
Published September 14th 2009 by University Press of Kansas
(first published September 1st 2009)
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This is a physiological thriller telling the story of how Theodore Roosevelt single-handedly defeated a whole team of sharks... just kidding. This book is actually a breakdown of Theodore Roosevelt's political endeavors during the period of the 1912 election. Sidney M. Milkis talks about splits within both the democrat and republican parties, the roles social advocacy groups played in party politics, and how parties did or did not use media to help win support for their party. The author discuss...more
Ok, this book, I would have never read if I hadn't been assigned it for homework outside of school. Because it was homework though, doesn't make it a bad book. If knowing the origins and foundations of modern day politics appeal to you, then learning about the Progressive era is definitely something you should learn about. Milkis does an excellent job educating the reader about this era and it is understandable even if you don't know the first thing about American politics. This is not an easy r...more
Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy is a book that discusses exactly what the title says. This book is written in a textbook fashion, which is not the right style for a 300+ page book. Milkis Idolizes the Progressive party even though they lasted for less than four years. This book should not be read without sufficient historical background and should be kept for college students instead of tenth graders. This book is constantly jumping around...more