PROGRESSIVISM - A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSIVISM - A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

A vivid portrait of American Progressivism--the reform movement spawned by Gilded Age extravagance--reveals some remarkable parallels between past and present. After decades of conservative dominance, the election of Barack Obama may signal the beginning of a new progressive era. But what exactly is progressivism? What role has it played in the political, social, and economic history of America? This very timely Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America--its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. A many-sided reform movement that lasted from the late 1890s until the early 1920s, progressivism emerged as a response to the excesses of the Gilded Age, an era that plunged working Americans into poverty while a new class of ostentatious millionaires built huge mansions and flaunted their wealth.
Editora: OXFORD USA
ISBN: 019531106X
ISBN13: 9780195311068
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2010
Número de Páginas: 160
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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