The Progressive Era in the USA: 1890–1921

1st Edition

Kristofer Allerfeldt

Routledge
Published January 11, 2019
Reference - 478 Pages
ISBN 9781138378407 - CAT# K398160
Series: The International Library of Essays on Political History

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Summary

Few periods in American history have been explored as much as the Progressive Era. It is seen as the birth-place of modern American liberalism, as well as the time in which America emerged as an imperial power. Historians and other scholars have struggled to explain the contradictions of this period and this volume explores some of the major controversies this exciting period has inspired. Investigating subjects as diverse as conservation, socialism, or the importance of women in the reform movements, this volume looks at the lasting impact of this productive, yet ultimately frustrated, generation's legacy on American and world history.

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