Representative Americans: Populists and Progressivesby Norman K. Risjord
Risjord (emeritus history, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) contributes to the series looking at history through biographies by focusing on people active approximately from 1880 to 1920. He pairs John D. Rockefeller and Mother Jones to portray the rise of big business and the early struggle between capital and labor. Others represent the Great Plains form of Populism, the Wilsonian variety of Progressivism, and the transition from Progressivism to the liberal thought of the last half of the 20th century. African Americans get a chapter but no hero. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Norman K. Risjord is emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught for over three decades. He is the author of Jefferson's America, 1760–1815 and general editor of the American Profiles series.
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