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The Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt & William Rockhill Nelson

Theodore Roosevelt in Allentown, Pennsylvania (1914)

Theodore Roosevelt in Allentown, Pennsylvania (1914)

Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, December 8, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt was one of the major figures in America’s Progressive movement in the early 20th century.  But key to his influence was the support of Kansas City Star newspaper publisher William Rockhill Nelson.  Historian Lewis Gould maintains that Nelson played a larger role in Roosevelt’s political fortunes than has been realized.  Gould is a distinguished visiting history professor at Monmouth College.  This talk took place at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.

Updated: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:35am (ET)

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