The Social Gospel Movement

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The two groups who were especially important to this era were the women and followers of the Social Gospel Movement. A group Protestant ministers who later became known as the Social Gospel Movement fought for justice in society and ending prostitution and poverty encouraged middle class citizens to join the fight for Progressive reform. The middle-class women of the late nineteenth century who were first generation college graduates who worked outside the home in the few professional jobs available for women. Most of these men and women were brought up in deeply religious families so they had a zeal for pursuing social reform. The nation’s cities was the first target for the Progressive reform with the high rapid growth throughout the urban
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