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Prosperity and the flag

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"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

History repeats itself

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Julius Caesar or a Roman centurion, in the background, tumbles off a pillar of stones labeled "Rome, Etruria, Britain, Asia, [and] Africa." In the middle distance, on a bit of land labeled "France," Napoleon I is shown tumbling off a pillar of stones labeled "Egypt, Italy, Spain, Holland, Austria, Prussia, [and] Russia" and falling toward a rocky island labeled "St. Helena." In the foreground, John Bull is standing atop a pillar of stones labeled "Scotland, Ireland, Malta, Gibraltar, India, Australia, Cyprus, Egypt, [and] Soudan [sic]" on a bit of land labeled "England." The stones are propped up by various types of weapons, with the top two stones supported by a steamship, though the top stone "Soudan" appears about to fall off.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Imperialism; Falls (Accidents); Weapons; England; France; Rome (Empire); Caesar, Julius; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Date: 1885-03-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Reuben T. Durrett

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Commissioner Roosevelt appreciates Colonel Durrett's criticisms. He agrees that Mr. Marshall and Mr. Green's comments should be left out. Roosevelt will also incorporate some of Durrett's language regarding the Yazoo grants. He hopes that it was made clear that he doesn't implicate Mr. Brown and Mr. Innes with corruption. Roosevelt agrees that a hundred years ago he would have joined Durrett on an expedition to "wrest Louisiana from the Spaniards." He might even be willing to currently join a "general national buccaneering expedition" to remove the Spaniard from Cuba or the British from Canada. He also favors the annexation of Hawaii.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Criticism; Political corruption; Imperialism; Annexation (International law); Louisiana; Cuba; Canada; Hawaii

Date: 1894-04-27

Some time in the future

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Uncle Sam comforts a crying female figure labeled "Cuba," as two men with broken swords labeled "Insurgent" and "Spaniard" take a break from fighting. Caption: When insurgent and Spaniard have worn themselves out fighting for Cuba, Uncle Sam may step in and comfort the fair damsel.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Rebellion; Autonomy and independence movements; Imperialism; Soldiers; Cuba

Date: 1895-07-10

Greedy Johnnie

Description:

John Bull stands in the foreground with his arms full of foods and toys labeled "Gibraltar, Ceylon, Bermudas, British India, Canada, [and] Australia." At his feet are items he has dropped, fruits labeled "Egypt, Honduras, British Africa, [and] British Guiana," and a parcel of roasted chestnuts labeled "West India Islands." A small group of figures labeled "Russia, Turkey, Germany, Italy, [and] France" and Uncle Sam are standing in the background. Caption: He has got a lot of good things, - but how long can he keep them to himself?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Imperialism

Date: 1896-02-19

He has come to stay!

Description:

John Bull reclines on luggage labeled "J.B." and boxes of "War Supplies" and "Commissary Supplies" at the "Hotel Egypt." An Egyptian man is hanging a notice that states, "No More Accommodations - All Rooms Taken by J. Bull," leaving two men labeled "France" and "Russia" without a place to stay.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Military occupation; Imperialism; Hotels

Date: 1896-05-13

Patient waiters are no losers

Description:

Uncle Sam, wearing a sombrero, stands beneath an apple tree where the apples are labeled "Hawaii, Canada, Cuba, [and] Central America," with a large basket to catch the apples when they fall. Apples labeled "Louisiana, Texas, California, Alaska, [and] Florida" are already in the basket. Caption: Uncle Sam--I ain't in a hurry; - it'll drop into my basket when it gets ripe!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Imperialism; Baskets; Apples; Annexation; Cuba

Date: 1897-01-13

Likely to happen under the coming administration

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Sanford B. Dole, President of the Republic of Hawaii, conducts a land auction, selling property that he probably does not own, and contributing to the Americanization of Hawaii. Caption: The annexation hustlers in Hawaii will start a genuine American real estate boom, and reap all the profits there are in it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Businesspeople; Annexation; Imperialism; Real estate business; Real estate development; Auctions; Hawaii; Dole, Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard), 1844-1926

Date: 1897-01-27

An interruption

Description:

The British lion stands on a "Map of China" showing a large Chinese man's face. The Russian bear holding a compass and the German eagle holding scissors stand at the edge of the map. In the background is the Gallic rooster labeled "France" wearing a military uniform and crowing. Caption: The Newcomer--Say, you fellows! If there's any cutting up to be done, I'm here for the lion's share.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Imperialism; Great Britain; France; Germany; Russia (Federation)

Date: 1898-01-19

An unforeseen emergency

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The Emperor of China, sitting on a throne, seeks advice from a wise minister, as foreign ships, from England, Germany, Japan, France, and other countries, approach in the background. Caption: The Emperor of China--Tell me, most wise counselor, what advice does Confucius give concerning such a situation as this? / Li Hung Chang--I fear, Your Majesty, that Confucius is a back number. He never dreamed of such an exhibition of gall as this.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Emperors; Imperialism; Commerce; Wisdom; China

Date: 1898-01-26

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