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The Resource Progressivism : a very short introduction, Walter Nugent

Progressivism : a very short introduction, Walter Nugent

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Progressivism : a very short introduction
Title
Progressivism
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Walter Nugent
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America - its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. A many-sided reform movement that lasted from the late 1890s until the early 1920s, progressivism emerged as a response to the excesses of the Gilded Age, an era that plunged working Americans into poverty while a new class of ostentatious millionaires built huge mansions and flaunted their wealth. As capitalism ran unchecked and more and more economic power was concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, a sense of social crisis was pervasive. Progressive national leaders like William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert M. La Follette, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as muckraking journalists like Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell, and social workers like Jane Addams and Lillian Wald answered the growing call for change. They fought for worker's compensation, child labor laws, minimum wage and maximum hours legislation; they enacted anti-trust laws, improved living conditions in urban slums, instituted the graduated income tax, won women the right to vote, and laid the groundwork for Roosevelt's New Deal." "Nugent shows that the progressives - with the glaring exception of race relations - shared a common conviction that society should be fair to all its members and that governments had a responsibility to see that fairness prevailed. Offering a succinct history of the broad reform movement that upset a stagnant conservative orthodoxy, this Very Short Introduction reveals many parallels, even lessons, highly appropriate to our own time."--Jacket
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DLC
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Nugent, Walter T. K
Dewey number
324.2732/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E661
LC item number
.N84 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
223
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
  • Progressismus
  • USA
Label
Progressivism : a very short introduction, Walter Nugent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The predicament : the discontents of the Gilded Age -- The crisis of the nineties, 1889-1901 -- Progressivism takes shape, 1901-1908 -- The high tide of Progressivism, 1908-1917 -- Calamities : World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917-1919 -- Ebb tide, 1919-1921
Control code
ocn326678289
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780195311068
Lccn
2009025810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o326678289
  • (OCoLC)326678289
Label
Progressivism : a very short introduction, Walter Nugent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The predicament : the discontents of the Gilded Age -- The crisis of the nineties, 1889-1901 -- Progressivism takes shape, 1901-1908 -- The high tide of Progressivism, 1908-1917 -- Calamities : World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917-1919 -- Ebb tide, 1919-1921
Control code
ocn326678289
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780195311068
Lccn
2009025810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o326678289
  • (OCoLC)326678289

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