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2nd Edition

America in the Progressive Era, 1890–1917

ISBN 9780367434908
Published March 15, 2021 by Routledge
140 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.