Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century United States History

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PERIODICAL ARTICLES

Spellman, Robert L. ‘‘Misconceptions and Criminal Prosecutions: Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal Libels.’’ American Journalism 11: 39–60 (1994). The president’s successful propaganda campaign to make the canal’s story part of the legend of American ingenuity and determination.


AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES

A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Panama. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1987. Videocassette. 58-minute special on the construction of the canal.

Panama Canal. New York: A&E Home Video, 1995. Videocassette. 58-minute documentary that uses nineteenth-and early twentieth-century photographs and archival films.

TR and His Times. Santa Monica, CA: PBS Home Video, 1988. Videocassette. 58-minute discussion of Roosevelt and the era he shaped by Bill Moyers and biographer David McCullough.


WORLD WIDE WEB

Buschini, J. ‘‘The Panama Canal.’’ Small Planet. 1996. http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/joining.html Brief description of the construction of the canal as part of Roosevelt’s plans to revitalize the navy. Array of interesting and relevant links, such as a movie of President McKinley and the Roosevelt Papers in the Library of Congress. Good pictures of canal construction.


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Assassination of President McKinley (1901)

Less than six months into his second administration President William McKinley traveled to Buffalo to attend the Pan-American Exposition. On September 6, 1901, after delivering a speech to a crowd estimated at 50,000, he hosted a public reception, where he was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. Despite his serious wound, the president asked that his assailant not be harmed. Physicians never found the bullet that lodged in McKinley’s stomach, but his condition seemed

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