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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T09:55:13Z
dc.date.available2021-02-01T09:55:13Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-01
dc.identifier.citationBurns, A. (2021) Fit to be president: William Howard Taft, sports and athleticism, European Journal of American Culture, 40(2), pp.121-134.en
dc.identifier.issn1466-0407en
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/ejac_00045_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623907
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Intellect in European Journal of American Culture on 1 June 2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1386/ejac_00045_1 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractThe early twentieth century was a time when the US public consciousness recognized an increasing association between their political leaders and sports and athleticism. With an exceptional precedent for this connection set by Theodore Roosevelt (1901–1909), his replacement as US president would inevitably find it hard to keep pace. In the modern-day popular consciousness, Roosevelt’s immediate successor, William Howard Taft (1909–1913), is often noted more for his obesity than for his physical athleticism or sporting prowess. Yet, as this article shows, as Taft moved closer to the White House, the contemporary US press increasingly associated him with sports, and at least the pursuit of physical fitness. In a post-Rooseveltian America, a rise to national political prominence demanded a portrayal of a president’s links to sports and athleticism, even in the unlikeliest of candidates.en
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellect Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/ejac/2021/00000040/00000002/art00003en
dc.subjectWilliam Howard Taften
dc.subjectTheodore Roosevelten
dc.subjectsportsen
dc.subjectAthleticismen
dc.subjectAmerican pressen
dc.subjectUS presidencyen
dc.titleFit to be president: William Howard Taft, sports and athleticismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of American Cultureen
dc.date.updated2021-01-29T12:29:56Z
dc.date.accepted2021-01-26
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW01022021ABen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-06-01en
dc.source.volume40
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage121
dc.source.endpage134
refterms.dateFCD2021-02-01T09:54:38Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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