Now in its second edition, America in the Progressive Era, 1890–1917 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 to the American entry into World War I, the text examines the political, social, and cultural events of a period which set the agenda for American public life during the remainder of the twentieth century. This new edition places progressivism in a transatlantic context and gives more attention to voices outside the mainstream of party politics.
Key features include:
- A clear account of the continuing debate in the United States over the role of government, citizenship, 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 with today’s readers
- An extensive, updated bibliography providing a valuable guide to additional reading and research
Based on the most recent scholarship and written to be read by students, this book will be of interest to students of American History and Political History.
Table of Contents
PART I: Background 1. The roots of progressive change PART II: Analysis 2. Progressivism emergent 3. The rising tide of progressive reform 4. Progressivism at its height 5. The limits of progressivism PART III: Documents
Lewis L. Gould is Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professor Emeritus in American History at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Courtney Q. Shah is a history instructor at Lower Columbia College in Washington, USA. Her research interests include the Progressive Era, gender, medicine, race, and sexuality.