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American Reformers, 1870-1920 : Progressives in Word and Deed - Steven L. Piott

American Reformers, 1870-1920

Progressives in Word and Deed

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Published: 2nd August 2013
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In this new engaging work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers of the Gilded Age, Populist, and Progressive eras. From Ida B. Wells to Louis Brandeis, Jane Addams to Charles Macune, Piott examines the diversity of ideas and approaches that characterized this dynamic period. He links these men and women together in the greater context of the reform era and explores the social ideologies that united the reform spirit in America following Reconstruction. Designed with students in mind, American Reformers provides a thought-provoking introduction to some of the most influential and forward-thinking minds of the reform era.

Lester Frank Ward and reform Darwinism -- Henry George's democratic economics -- Charles W. Macune's cooperative vision -- Ida B. Well's crusade against racism -- Walter Rauschenbusch and the social gospel -- Jane Addams and the settlement house idea -- Florence Kelley's quest for humane labor legislation -- Louis Brandeis, the law, and social change -- Lincoln Steffens muckrakes the business of politics -- Harvey W. Wiley and the ethics of pure food and drugs -- John Randolph Haynes and direct democracy -- Alice Paul and the campaign for human rights.

ISBN: 9780742583528
ISBN-10: 074258352X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd August 2013
Publisher: University Press of America