Sicius, Francis.

The Progressive Era. - Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2015. - 1 online resource (353 p.) - eBooks on Demand Guides to Historic Events in America . - Guides to Historic Events in America .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Series Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Chapter 1. Introduction: The Progressive Era ; Chapter 2. Farmers and Workers Struggle for Justice ; Chapter 3. Progressive Politics ; Chapter 4. The Changing City; Chapter 5. Women Raise Their Political Voice; Chapter 6. African Americans in the Progressive Age; Chapter 7. Literature in the Progressive Age; Chapter 8. Religion in the Progressive Age; Chapter 9. President Theodore Roosevelt Takes on Big Business, Big Labor, and Conservation Chapter 10. Progressives and Foreign PolicyAnalytical Essays; Counterfactual Essay: The Election of 1896; Defining Moments; Perspectives Essay ; Primary Document Essay ; Biographical Essays; Mary Harris "Mother" Jones; Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926); Ray Stannard Baker; Henry Flagler; George Washington Plunkett of Tammany Hall; Victoria Woodhull; Randolph Bourne; Primary Documents; 1. Jacob Riis Describes Life among the Urban Poor (1890); 2. William Jennings Bryan: Cross of Gold Speech (1896); 3. Progressive Party Platform (1912) 4. Justice John Marshall Harlan's Dissent to Plessy vs. Ferguson Decision (1896)5. Booker T. Washington Delivers the 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech ; 6. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Philadelphia Negro (1899) ; 7. Upton Sinclair Exposes the Meat Industry (1906) ; 8. Samuel McClure Launches the Muckraking Era (1903); 9. Lincoln Steffens, Shame of the Cities (1904); 10. Cary Nation: Crusader for Temperance (1909); 11. Walter Rauschenbusch Calls for a New Age of Christianity (1916); 12. John Muir on the National Parks (1901); 13. Teddy Roosevelt on Trusts (1901) 14. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)15. Jane Addams on Suffrage (1909); 16. President Woodrow Wilson's Joint Address to Congress, Leading to a Declaration of War against Germany (1917); 17. Eugene V. Debs Defends Freedom of Speech and the Working Class (1918); Annotated Bibliography; Index; About the Author

The progressive impulse that energized the United States between 1890 and 1920 forever altered the nature of American government and its relation to its citizens. This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with biographies of key participants, significant primary sources, and an annotated bibliography, the topically organized volume offers a lively contextual guide to one of the great turning points in American history. In addition to covering the maj

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Progressivism (United States politics).
United States--History--1865-1921.
United States--Politics and government--1865-1933.

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