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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
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Language
eng
Summary
After decades of conservative dominance, the election of Barack Obama may signal the beginning of a new progressive era. But what exactly is progressivism? What role has it played in the political, social, and economic history of America? This very timely 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
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Nugent, Walter T. K
Dewey number
324.2732/7
Index
index present
LC call number
E661
LC item number
.N84 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions series
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  • United States
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
Label
Progressivism : a very short introduction, Walter Nugent
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http://www.veryshortintroductions.com/view/10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.001.0001/actrade-9780195311068
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-135) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The predicament : the discontent of the Gilded Age -- The crisis of the nineties, 1889-1901 -- Progressivism takes shape, 1901-1910 -- The high tide of progressivism, 1909-1917 -- Calamities : World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917-1919 -- Ebb tide, 1919-1921
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ocn488613132
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1 online resource (144 pages).
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online
Isbn
9780199746552
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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9786612334962
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not applicable
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remote
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233496
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  • (Sirsi) i9780195311068
  • (OCoLC)488613132
Label
Progressivism : a very short introduction, Walter Nugent
Link
http://www.veryshortintroductions.com/view/10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.001.0001/actrade-9780195311068
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-135) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The predicament : the discontent of the Gilded Age -- The crisis of the nineties, 1889-1901 -- Progressivism takes shape, 1901-1910 -- The high tide of progressivism, 1909-1917 -- Calamities : World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917-1919 -- Ebb tide, 1919-1921
Control code
ocn488613132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199746552
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612334962
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
233496
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195311068
  • (OCoLC)488613132

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