American Progressivism

American Progressivism

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by Ronald J. Pestritto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739123033

ISBN-13: 9780739123034

Pub. Date: 05/02/2008

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

American Progressivism presents some of the most important essays and speeches from the leading figures of national progressivism. Students and scholars of American political thought and development, American politics, American history, the presidency, Congress, and political parties will find this reader to be an invaluable resource on the characteristics of

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American Progressivism presents some of the most important essays and speeches from the leading figures of national progressivism. Students and scholars of American political thought and development, American politics, American history, the presidency, Congress, and political parties will find this reader to be an invaluable resource on the characteristics of progressive thought and the role of progressives in the development of the American political tradition.

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ISBN-13:
9780739123034
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction to American Progressivism   Ronald J. Pestritto   William J. Atto     1
The Principles of Progressivism
Who Is a Progressive?   Theodore Roosevelt     35
What Is Progress?: From The New Freedom, Chapter 2   Woodrow Wilson     45
The American Conception of Liberty   Frank Johnson Goodnow     55
Progressive Interpretations of History
The Significance of the Frontier in American History   Frederick Jackson Turner     67
Historical Interpretation in the United States: From An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, Chapter 1   Charles Beard     91
Social Justice, Social Gospel, and Education
Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements: From Twenty Years at Hull-House, Chapter 6   Jane Addams     99
Social Christianity and Personal Religion: From Christianizing the Social Order, Part II, Chapter 6   Walter Rauschenbusch     107
The Socializing of Property: From Christianizing the Social Order, Part VI, Chapter 3   Walter Rauschenbusch     117
My Pedagogic Creed   John Dewey     125
Father Blakely States the Issue: Unsigned Editorial in The New Republic$dAnonymous     135
Leadership and the American Presidency
Leadersof Men   Woodrow Wilson     141
The President of the United States: From Constitutional Government in the United States, Chapter 3   Woodrow Wilson     153
Inaugural Address, 1905   Theodore Roosevelt     171
The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive: From An Autobiography, Chapter 10   Theodore Roosevelt     175
National Administration
The Study of Administration   Woodrow Wilson     191
The New Nationalism   Theodore Roosevelt     211
Parties and Direct Democracy
Progressive Government Produces Business Prosperity: From La Follette's Autobiography, Chapter 8   Robert M. La Follette     227
Progressive Democracy: Chapters 12 and 13   Herbert Croly     239
The Right of the People to Rule   Theodore Roosevelt     251
Executive versus Partisan Responsibility: From Progressive Democracy, Chapter 16   Herbert Croly     261
The Election of 1912
Progressive Platform of 1912   Progressive Party     273
Introduction to Progressive Democracy   Herbert Croly     289
Progressivism, War, and Peace
War Message to Congress: April 2, 1917   Woodrow Wilson     301
Opposition to Wilson's War Message   Robert M. La Follette      311
Fourteen Points: January 8, 1918   Woodrow Wilson     317
Index     323
About the Editors     327

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American Progressivism 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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NickTP More than 1 year ago
This book is not written by any one person. This actually surprised many of my high school class mates who couldn't understand how anyone could find this book to be fun. This book has been put together by editors Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto. The two of them together combined writings, speeches, etc. from a number of different progressive politicians, activists, and theorists. These pieces are good for understanding the mindset of the creators. Whether you agree or not with what is being said, it is always good to know a little more about the subject. This book will provide you with that "little more" and then even more to top it off. It took me a while to read because the pages are a little bigger and the words rather small, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
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FoundersConservative More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anybody who wants to understand what a progressive is. And what large effect they have had, and are having on American politics. This book can be a little hard to read but, it is worth the extra effort. It is very well researched and has the sources for all its facts, information, and writings. Please since this issue is so important, read this book.
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