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In His Own Words: Politics

Jul 24, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt describes his career in politics in a letter to his son Kermit dated January 27, 1915.

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Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Paul Kruger

Jul 16, 2013

Paul Kruger was elected president of the South African Republic in 1883, which was unstable throughout his time in office. This instability turned into open warfare with Great Britain in 1899.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jul 16, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Return to the Badlands

Jul 11, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt recalls his return to Dickinson and Medora, North Dakota, during a 1903 tour of western states in a long letter to Secretary of State John Hay.

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Roosevelt's Contemporaries: John Hay

Jul 05, 2013

John Hay was an unexpected holdover in the cabinet when Theodore Roosevelt became the President; however, they settled into a complementary working relationship.

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Mystery solved

Jul 03, 2013

Working in the digital library often offers the opportunity to solve mysteries. One such mystery involves European travel and the coronation of a king.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Jul 03, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post