Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt on Liberty - 1916

Ah, politics and the strangeness of bedfellows. Republican Theodore Roosevelt made a speech 100 years ago about the abuse of industry upon hourly workers (the memory of the Triangle shirt factory fire was still fresh at that time) - and how we needed *more* government to protect the workers from the "liberty" demanded by these companies. Here's a 90 second excerpt from the 78rpm recording in my archives. Film from the Library of Congress was used for the background. I love history.

Let's see how this holds for a blog posting:

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