America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914 [NOOK Book]

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America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914 provides a readable, analytical narrative of the emergence, influence, and decline of the spirit of progressive reform that animated American politics and culture around the turn of the twentieth century. Covering the turbulent 1890s and the era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the book covers the main political and policy events of a period which set the ...

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America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914

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Overview

America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914 provides a readable, analytical narrative of the emergence, influence, and decline of the spirit of progressive reform that animated American politics and culture around the turn of the twentieth century. Covering the turbulent 1890s and the era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the book covers the main political and policy events of a period which set the agenda for American public life during the remainder of the twentieth century.


Key features include:
- A clear account of the continuing debate in the United States over the role of government and the pursuit of social justice
- A full examination of the impact of reform on women and minorities
- A rich selection of documents that allow the historical actors to communicate directly to today's reader
- An extensive Bibliography providing a valuable guide to additional reading and further research


Based on the most recent scholarship and written to be read by students, America in the Progressive Era makes this turbulent period come alive.

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'Likely destined to become a classroom classic'

Caryn E Neumann, Ohio State University, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317879978
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/12/2014
  • Series: Seminar Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lewis T. Gould is Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professor of American History at the University of Austin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Note on Referencing System
Preface
Author's Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
1 The Roots of Progressive Change 3
The Beginnings of Reform 7
The Realigning Election of 1894 9
The Varieties of Reform 11
The Segregated South 13
McKinley versus Bryan in 1896 14
2 Progressivism Emergent 21
The War with Spain and its Consequences 22
The 1900 Presidential Election 24
The Trust Problem 25
The States Respond 26
Muckraking Reporters 28
Reform in the Cities 29
The Advent of Theodore Roosevelt 30
The Square Deal 34
3 The Rising Tide of Progressive Reform 38
The Progressive Agenda 39
The Rise of Regulation 41
Roosevelt's Regulatory Campaign 42
Rising Public Support for Reform 43
Roosevelt's Regulatory Program 44
Roosevelt and the Muckrakers 45
The 1906 Elections 46
The Brownsville Raid and Race Relations 49
The Presidential Contest in 1908 50
4 Progressivism at its Height 53
Taft and his Problems 54
Revising the Tariff 55
The Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy 55
The Republicans Divided 56
Roosevelt and the New Nationalism 57
The Election of 1910 58
The Quickening Tempo of Reform 59
The Race for the White House in 1912 60
Taft and Roosevelt Split 61
The Rise of Woodrow Wilson 64
The New Nationalism and the New Freedom 65
5 Progressivism in Decline 68
Reforms Adopted 68
Prohibition and Woman Suffrage 69
Wilson as President 70
Enacting the New Freedom 72
Reforming the Banking System 74
Republican Revival and Progressive Decline 75
Corporate Reform 76
The 1914 Elections and Beyond 77
War and the Climax of Reform 78
Chronology 105
Glossary 107
Who's Who 110
Bibliography 112
Index 122
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