Progressivism /
Arthur S. Link and Richard L. McCormick.
Arlington Heights, Ill. : Harlan Davidson, Inc., c1983.
ix, 149 p. ; 21 cm.
0882958143 (pbk.)
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Arlington Heights, Ill. : Harlan Davidson, Inc., c1983.
0882958143 (pbk.)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 119-140.
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"Link and McCormick have covered a vast area, compressing much information into a short space with no sense of the scissor-and-paste technique. Students should be stimulated to read more deeply; teachers familiar with the period and the literature will be impressed, perhaps dismayed, at how well the authors summarize in a clear paragraph or two what it takes some of us several weeks to get through in class." Paul L. Silver, Teaching History, Volume 9, No. 1, Spring 1984
"In this brief volume, Arthur Link and Richard L. McCormick have succeeded admirably in providing a stimulating overview of the various forces that served to shape the spirit and ideology of the progressive movement. ...they focus sharply on the array of ideological currents that variously characterized progressivism, thus giving it a texture that makes this dynamic reform period in American history much easier to understand." ( The History Teacher, May 1994)
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Main Description
A brief, interpretive analysis of the highly ambitious American reform movements from the 1890s to 1917 that shows progressivism to have been a vital and significant phenomenon although there was no unified progressive movement. Link and McCormick succeed in making the events comprehensible while at the same time conveying a strong sense of the complexity and contradictions of the era.
Table of Contents
Progressivism in Historyp. 1
Who Were the Progressives?p. 3
The Origins of Progressivismp. 11
The Character and Spirit of Progressivismp. 21
A Transformation of Politics and Governmentp. 26
Progressivism in the Cities and Statesp. 28
Progressivism Moves to Washingtonp. 34
The Decline of parties and the Rise of Interest Groupsp. 47
The Transformation of Governancep. 58
Social Justice and Social Controlp. 67
The Social Progressivesp. 72
The Reforming Professionalsp. 85
The Coercive Progressivesp. 96
Epilogue: The Decline and Endurance of Progressivismp. 105
Bibliographical Essayp. 119
Indexp. 141
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