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Elihu Root and the conservative tradition

Author: Richard William Leopold
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1954]
Series: Library of American biography.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Leopold, Richard William.
Elihu Root and the conservative tradition.
Boston : Little, Brown, [1954]
(OCoLC)610145373
Named Person: Elihu Root; Elihu Root; Elihu Root
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard William Leopold
OCLC Number: 478181
Description: 222 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: I: Acquisitive America: The making of a conservative 1945-1899 --
1. Inheritance and early career --
2. The problem of the "corporation lawyer" --
3. The problem of a "social conscience" --
4. The problem of "political loyalty" --
II: Imperialism: Secretary of war 1899-1904 --
1. Puerto Rico: The colonial system inaugurated --
2. Cuba: A pledge redeemed --
3. The Philippines: War and peace --
4. The army: Reorganization and the general staff --
III: World politics: Secretary of State 1905-1909 --
1. The nature of Root's diplomacy --
2. The contribution to world peace --
3. A turning point in the Far East --
4. The first good neighbor --
IV: The progressive era: United States senator 1909-1915 --
1. The coming of progressivism --
2. Conservatism defended --
3. Conflict of loyalties: 1912 --
4. Frustration: The new freedom --
V: The First World War: Belated interventionist 1914-1918 --
1. Background to war --
2. Taking a position --
3. The road to war --
4. The mission to Russia --
VI: The Treaty of Versailles: Constructive critic 1918-1920 --
1. Prewar and wartime planning --
2. Drafting the treaty --
3. The battle in the Senate --
4. The election of 1920 --
VII: Interwar years: Elder statesman 1921-1937 --
1. The league of nations --
2. The Washington conference --
3. The world court --
4. Domestic affairs --
VIII: Appraisal: The man and his times --
1. What manner of man? --
2. A man and his friends --
3. The Root contribution --
4. Root's place in history --
A note on sources.
Series Title: Library of American biography.
Responsibility: Richard W. Leopold ; edited by Oscar Handlin.
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