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The Autobiography of William Allen White; and Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement, by George E. Mowry

- Abstract

In 1912, a wave of political reform was sweeping the country. Woodrow Wilson, proponent of the New Freedom (a program in many respects like the New Deal), was nominated for the presidency by the Democratic party. The progressives in the Republican party were not so fortunate. Their clear majority in the Republican convention of 1912 was eliminated when the reactionary National Committee refused to seat certain progressive delegations. Outraged, Theodore Roosevelt, leader of the progressives, withdrew from the convention and formed the Progressive party.

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