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|| Introduction -- Youth -- Indianapolis lawyer -- Election to the Senate -- The high tide of empire -- The ebbing of imperialism -- Politics in state and nation 1899-1904 -- Statehood for the Southwest -- Beveridge moves toward progressivism -- Saving the child -- Tackling the tariff -- The widening split -- The Payne-Aldrich tariff fight -- Insurgency -- Defeat -- Lame duck Senator -- Battling for the Lord at Armageddon -- From politics to history -- The death of the Progressive Party -- Chief Justice John Marshall -- Trying for a political comeback -- The beginnings of Lincoln -- The final years -- Retrospect.
|| One of the most remarkable senators of early twentieth-century America, Albert J. Beveridge distinguished himself both as U.S. Senator from Indiana and as a historian. Braeman shows how Beveridge's achievements while in the Senate made him one of the foremost progressives of the time. Beveridge is presented both as a "Hoosier politician" and in the larger context of national politics.