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Theodore Roosevelt


The Crisis of Victorianism
Resource Type: E-Seminar

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Roosevelt and Public Life

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Theodore Roosevelt "The Strenuous Life" (1899)

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Roosevelt left important legacies.

Roosevelt and Public Life
Resource Type: Primary Source
Roosevelt as commander of the first Volunteer U.S. Cavalry during the Spanish-American War.

Roosevelt and Public Life
Resource Type: Primary Source
Addressing a crowd in Denver.

A New Masculinity
Resource Type: Point-Counterpoint
Historians are grappling with the changing definitions of American male identity that developed at the end of the nineteenth century. Casey Blake argues that American men were looking for ways to "compensate" for what they regarded as the feminine elements of modern life, particularly those brought about by rapid urbanization and industrialization. In response, a new definition of manhood, what Blake terms "aggressive male individualism," emerged. A teacher examines the interpretations of Gail Bederman and Susan Curtis.

Roosevelt on Physical Health
Resource Type: Primary Source
The future president, Theodore Roosevelt, discusses the importance of physical health and strength for American males.

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