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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge

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President Roosevelt writes to Senator Henry Cabot Lodge about a complicated issue the State Department is facing, regarding whether or not it should arbitrate a contract dispute between two American telegraph companies in Panama. Roosevelt does not believe that diplomatic intervention from the Department of State is appropriate in this situation, because the dispute is between two American companies.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International commercial arbitration; International business enterprises; International business enterprises--Political aspects; Telegraph cables; Monopolies; Monopolies--Government policy; Panama; Colombia; United States. Department of State; Scrymser, James Alexander, 1839-1918; Mackay, Clarence H. (Clarence Hungerford), 1874-1938

Date: 1904-06-16

Letter from Charles Eliot to Theodore Roosevelt

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Charles William Eliot writes to President Roosevelt regarding his feelings on how labor unions must be regulated.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Monopolies--Government policy; Labor unions--Government policy; Washington (D.C.)

Date: 1904-12-12

Letter from Brooks Adams to Theodore Roosevelt

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Brooks Adams thanks Theodore Roosevelt for introduction and kindness. Adams supports absolute control of all property by monopoly or regulation of prices subject to monopoly by government. Adams expresses his conviction by quoting Bible passage, Luke 9:62.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Monopolies--Government policy; Monopolies; Packard automobile; Elevators; Wealth--Econometric models; Biblical teaching

Date: 1906-06-14

Merely recognizing a fact

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Illustration shows a large businessman labeled "Centralized Wealth" using candle snuffs labeled "Control of Credit, Control of Bank Deposits, Control of Transportation, Control of Public Utilities, Control of Food Supply, Control of Natural Resources, Control of Business, [and] Control of Wall Street" to extinguish candles labeled "Initiative, Untainted Success, Ambition, Independence, [and] Individualism." An insert shows Puck telling a socialist speaker that "Centralized Wealth" is turning out socialists faster than any public speaker. Caption: Puck (to Socialist orator) Sit down! You don't have to talk. This large person is making socialists faster than you can make them!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Big business; Economic policy; Monopolies--Government policy; Public speaking; Socialism

Date: 1911-01-18

Copies Of Telegraphic Correspondence With President Taft

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Series of telegrams documenting the efforts of the National Cigar Leaf Tobacco Association and the Cigar Manufacturers' Association of America to convince President Taft to examine the "Tobacco Trust" case that they believe violates the Sherman Act.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Antitrust law; Trusts, Industrial; Monopolies--Government policy; Tobacco industry--Societies, etc.; Cigar industry; Sherman Act (United States); Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1911-11-06

Letter from Otto S. Jonas to William H. Taft

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Otto S. Jonas argues in favor of the Tobacco Trust litigation being put before the United States Supreme Court.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Antitrust law; Tobacco industry; Monopolies--Government policy; Trusts, Industrial; United States. Supreme Court

Date: 1912-01-30

A second Yorktown

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In a scene reminiscent of the surrender at Yorktown, a man portrays Lord Cornwallis labeled "Special Privilege" offering his sword to President Wilson portraying George Washington, with William Jennings Bryan on the right and Oscar W. Underwood on the left. Standing behind the British officer are soldiers laying down their standards labeled "Monopoly, Tariff, Banking, Food Adulteration, Lobbyism, [and] Rail Road Rule."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Patronage, Political; Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Banks and banking, American--Government policy; Railroads; Tariff--Law and legislation; Monopolies--Government policy; Consumer protection--Government policy; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929

Date: 1914-02-21

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