Elihu Root and the conservative tradition / Richard W. Leopold ; edited by Oscar Handlin.

; Y. C. Wang Collection
[1st ed.].. Boston : Little, Brown, [1954] .

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Other Authors Y. C. Wang Collection.
Subjects Conservatism -- United States.
Conservatism.
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937.
United States.
Series Library of American biography.
Description 222 pages ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1954]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)478181
(OCoLC)ocm00478181
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Leopold, Richard William.
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