Theodore Roosevelt in the eyes of the Allies

Cullinane, Michael (2016) Theodore Roosevelt in the eyes of the Allies. The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 15 (01). pp. 80-101. ISSN 1537-7814

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As Woodrow Wilson traveled across the Atlantic to negotiate the peace after World War I, Theodore Roosevelt died in Long Island. His passing launched a wave of commemoration in the United States that did not go unrivaled in Europe. Favorable tributes inundated the European press and coursed through the rhetoric of political speeches. This article examines the sentiment of Allied nations toward Roosevelt and argues that his posthumous image came to symbolize American intervention in the war and, subsequently, the reservations with the Treaty of Versailles, both endearing positions to the Allies that fueled tributes. Historians have long depicted Woodrow Wilson's arrival in Europe as the most celebrated reception of an American visitor, but Roosevelt's death and memory shared equal pomp in 1919 and endured long after Wilson departed. Observing this epochal moment in world history from the unique perspective of Roosevelt's passing extends the already intricate view of transnational relations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 4th February 2016. No funder information in article. PB 24-2-16
Subjects: V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 05:49

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