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Source: A Students’ History of the United States
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “The United States in Our Own Times, 1898-1913” [chapter 16]
Author(s): Channing, Edward
Edition: Third revised edition
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1917
Pagination: 561-601 (excerpt below includes only pages 571-72)

 
Citation
Channing, Edward. “The United States in Our Own Times, 1898-1913” [chapter 16]. A Students’ History of the United States. 3rd rev. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1917: pp. 561-601.
 
Transcription
excerpt of chapter
 
Keywords
William McKinley (death: public response); William McKinley (death: international response).
 
Named persons
William McKinley; George Washington.
 
Notes
This chapter includes a photograph of William McKinley on page 572.

From title page: By Edward Channing, McLean Professor of History in Harvard University.

From title page: With Maps and Illustrations.
 
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The United States in Our Own Times, 1898-1913 [excerpt]

     In September, 1901, President McKinley was assassinated while holding a reception in connection with the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo. His death, on September 14, was the signal for an unparalleled exhibition of feeling. Meetings were held all over the country to pay tribute to his [571][572] memory. At the moment of his funeral, business ceased and in many places people stood with bared heads during the time of his interment. In England, public meetings were also held as a mark of respect for his memory. Such a tribute had been paid to no one since the death of Washington, which had been noticed in France; but this was the first time that English people had shown such respect for an American.

 

 


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