The Year 1898 GUESTS: David Traxel Professor of Humanities, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA Author, 1898: The Birth of the American Century , [Alfred A.Knopf, 1998] John Gable Executive Director, Theodore Roosevelt Association Author, The Bull Moose Years, Theodore Roosevelt and The Progressive Party [Kennikat Press, 1978] Adjunct Professor of History, Hofstra University 1898 was a watershed year in American history. The country was moving from an agricultural to a technological economy. The population was becoming more racially diverse. It was the year the United States entered its first global conflict, the Spanish-American War, which served to launch the political career of Theodore Roosevelt. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look back at the year 1898 - a time of rapid social, political and industrial transformation.