Social and Political Thought of American Progressivism

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Eldon J. Eisenach
Hackett Publishing - 352 pages
Through a variety of primary sources--including speeches, poems, magazine articles, and book excerpts--this collection illustrates the origins, ambitions, and political legacy of the American Progressivism movement (1886–1924). A general introduction offers a history of the movement and a brief discussion of recent historiographical debates; headnotes introduce each selection and provide historical and political context.
 

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Contents

A Preface to Progressivism
1
A Democratic People with Common National Goals
18
The New Social and Political Economy
39
Creating an Ethic of Interconnectedness and a Democratic Public
71
The Law the State and the Economy
112
The Labor Question
147
The Social Gospel and Social Christianity
176
Women and Families in the New Society
210
Progressivism Triumphant in America
243
American Progressivism Triumphant in the World
287
Index
318
Acknowledgments
331
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Eldon J. Eisenach is Professor of Political Science, University of Tulsa.

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