The Progressive Era: A Reference Guide

Editor/Author Sicius, Francis J.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-61-069447-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Mar 2018
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This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with biographies of key participants, significant primary sources, and an annotated bibliography, the topically organized volume offers a lively contextual guide to one of the great turning points in American history.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chronology
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: The Progressive Era
  • Chapter 2. Farmers and Workers Struggle for Justice
  • Chapter 3. Progressive Politics
  • Chapter 4. The Changing City
  • Chapter 5. Women Raise Their Political Voice
  • Chapter 6. African Americans in the Progressive Age
  • Chapter 7. Literature in the Progressive Age
  • Chapter 8. Religion in the Progressive Age
  • Chapter 9. President Theodore Roosevelt Takes on Big Business, Big Labor, and Conservation
  • Chapter 10. Progressives and Foreign Policy
  • Analytical Essays
  • Counterfactual Essay: The Election of 1896
  • Defining Moments
  • Perspectives Essay
  • Primary Document Essay
  • Biographical Essays
  • Mary Harris “Mother” Jones
  • Eugene V. Debs (1855–1926)
  • Ray Stannard Baker
  • Henry Flagler
  • George Washington Plunkett of Tammany Hall
  • Victoria Woodhull
  • Randolph Bourne
  • Primary Documents
  • 1. Jacob Riis Describes Life among the Urban Poor (1890)
  • 2. William Jennings Bryan: Cross of Gold Speech (1896)
  • 3. Progressive Party Platform (1912)
  • 4. Justice John Marshall Harlan's Dissent to Plessy vs. Ferguson Decision (1896)
  • 5. Booker T. Washington Delivers the 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech
  • 6. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Philadelphia Negro (1899)
  • 7. Upton Sinclair Exposes the Meat Industry (1906)
  • 8. Samuel McClure Launches the Muckraking Era (1903)
  • 9. Lincoln Steffens, Shame of the Cities (1904)
  • 10. Cary Nation: Crusader for Temperance (1909)
  • 11. Walter Rauschenbusch Calls for a New Age of Christianity (1916)
  • 12. John Muir on the National Parks (1901)
  • 13. Teddy Roosevelt on Trusts (1901)
  • 14. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)
  • 15. Jane Addams on Suffrage (1909)
  • 16. President Woodrow Wilson's Joint Address to Congress, Leading to a Declaration of War against Germany (1917)
  • 17. Eugene V. Debs Defends Freedom of Speech and the Working Class (1918)
  • Annotated Bibliography