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The Other Progressive

Oct 31, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt predicted the eventual outcome of the 1912 presidential election as soon as the Democratic Party nominated a progressive candidate. If the Democrats had chosen a conservative candidate, some progressive Democrats may have voted for TR.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Oct 31, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Consistency for Old Glory

Oct 26, 2012

The peace flag, designed by Wayne Whipple, was offered to TR's 1912 presidential campaign after it lost out on  becoming the official American flag.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Oct 26, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

An Alliance Unravels

Oct 22, 2012

The story of the formation of the Bull Moose Party coincides with the deterioration of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt his successor, President William H. Taft. The termination of this friendship ruptured the Republican Party in 1912. 

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Oct 22, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Fighting Spirit of the Bull Moose

Oct 15, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt's letters show us a glimpse of the man behind the Bull Moose during the campaign of 1912.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Oct 15, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Red Special

Oct 08, 2012

The Socialist Party in America ran several presidential campaigns during the Progressive Era, reaching a peak in popularity during the election of 1912.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Oct 08, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Follow the Trail of Letters

Oct 04, 2012

 It is satisfying to link together seemingly unconnected items within our digital library. One of our interns describes making connections like this while working with items from the Progressive Era.

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Posted by Jessica Gauthier on Oct 04, 2012 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post