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Title Who were the Progressives? : readings / selected and introduced by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore ; selections by Richard Hofstadter ... [et al.].

Imprint Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  324.27327 W62 2002    ---  Available
Description xv, 266 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Historians at work
Historians at work.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Responding to the challenges of the progressive era -- Do we find the roots of progressivism in the cities or on the farms? From The status revolution and progressive leaders / Richard Hofstadter ; Agrarian politics and parties after 1896 / Elizabeth Sanders -- How much influence did middle-class businessmen have on the progressive agenda? Progressivism arrives / Robert H. Wiebe ; The discovery that business corrupts politics / Richard L. McCormick -- How do class and ethnicity complicate our conception of the progressives? The crucible of class / Shelton Stromquist ; From The dimensions of progressivism / James J. Connolly -- How did gender affect progressivism, and which women became progressives? Gender and urban political reform / Maureen A. Flanagan ; Diplomatic women / Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore.
Summary "In the first two decades of the twentieth century, a diverse array of Americans sought solutions to the social problems caused by industrialization and urbanization. Because they did not recognize themselves as a cohesive group - indeed, the description "Progressive" developed only late in the era - it has fallen to historians to define Progressivism and its participants as belonging to a distinct period. The eight articles included in this volume explore who participated in the social movements considered Progressive, what their goals were, what tactics they used, and the degree to which their activity was revolutionary."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Progressivism (United States politics)
Progressivism (United States politics) -- Historiography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953 -- Historiography.
Added Author Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth.
ISBN 0312189303 (pbk.)
9780312189303 (pbk.)

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