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Theodore Roosevelt and the Native Americans: how his beliefs influenced his treatment of the Native Americans

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dc.contributor.advisor Denning, Robert
dc.contributor.advisor Averill, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Smith, Loren III
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-07T22:26:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-07T22:26:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/3277
dc.description.abstract In the attempt to characterize the historical character, Theodore Roosevelt historians have oversimplified the history and the character, leading to extreme perspectives. Some historians have written of him as a hero of the people, a progressive reformer who saved the less fortunate from the wealthy elitists. While other historians referred to him as a racist bent on expansionistic ideas to conquer the world in the name of the Anglo-Saxons. The present thesis accurately interprets Theodore Roosevelt and shows how his progressive ideals and his racist beliefs both originated from the same part of his character. Roosevelt’s progressive ideals and his Anglo-Saxon superiority views led him to believe that his superior Anglo-Saxon race was destined to conquer and then educate the inferior races in self-government. His Native American policies and actions toward Native Americans present clear evidence of how Roosevelt’s dual views came together to create this enigma of a historical character. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History) en_US
dc.subject.other history en_US
dc.subject.other American studies en_US
dc.subject.other social research en_US
dc.subject.other reservations en_US
dc.subject.other Native Americans en_US
dc.subject.other Roosevelt, Theodore Jr. en_US
dc.subject.other treatment en_US
dc.title Theodore Roosevelt and the Native Americans: how his beliefs influenced his treatment of the Native Americans en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember McConnell, Stephanie
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Smith, L. (2018). Theodore Roosevelt and the Native Americans: how his beliefs influenced his treatment of the Native Americans. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master Arts en_US
dc.description.program History en_US
dc.description.school College of Online and Continuing Education en_US
dc.digSpecs PDF/A-1b en_US
dc.rightsHolder Smith, Loren III


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