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    Interpreting American Progressivism The period referred to as the Progressive Era in American history is one which historians often disagree over, and as in all areas of history, there are many theories surrounding the era which sometimes contradict each other. Historians are always aware of prominent theories within the field, and they often participate in an ongoing dialogue concerning their research. One of the first historians to make a major mark regarding the Progressive Era was Richard

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    America (The Progressive Era). Progressivism, the movement of the Progressive era, impacted the lives of people more than any other era. It impacted the economic problems by taking away power from big businesses and making it impossible to have a monopoly. It also affected the political power of America by giving the people the availability to vote for the senators of the state, instead of having them elected (ARHS 3). In retrospect of the Progressive era, progressivism had a big impact on the Economics

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    Era brought an abundance of changes to America. Lasting from the mid-1890s through World War I, progressivism publicised the national concerns about the state of society, the effects of industrialization and urbanization, social disorder, political corruption, and a multitude of other issues. Regulating giant businesses, gaining the right to vote for women, and offering a newfound hope to the American people are only a few of the changes that occurred during this time. These changes also contributed

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    “Gilded Age”. Many joined the movement in hopes to progress towards a better society, a healthy, safe America for all, whether rich or poor. By the end of the 20th century, the progressives were very successful as well and greatly influential in American History. As the “Gilded Age” raged on, and industrialization was at its peak, America looked to be healthy. Though this was a gilded view of America, indeed there was no slavery, the economy seemed well, but underneath had its share of issues. On

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    Progressivism during the dawn of the twentieth century was a movement that pushed for the implementation of democratic ideals, and generally strived to improve the way of life for average American citizens. While the progressive movement was viewed as being radical and overstepping its boundaries in a myriad of ways, progressives such as Jane Addams aided ordinary Americans in improving their lifestyle: “When she recognized the health problems caused by inadequate garbage collection, she tried to

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    March 25, 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company which sparked the beginning of The Progressive Era in United States politics. However, there were events before the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and after the fire that showcased Progressivism in action. The formation of labor unions and women seeking a change in their lifestyles defined the beginning of a Progressive movement while reforms in worker’s rights and protections and women’s suffrage highlighted the outcome of the tragedy

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    Essay on A Progressive Movement

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    historians of the future. The famed historian and teacher Richard Hofstadter wrote The Age of Reform in 1955 about the late 19th century and early 20th century movement of Progressivism. In turn, other historians that include Paula Baker, Richard McCormick, and Peter Filene have written their opinion on what the movement we call Progressivism really was, and what its real significance is, or even if it really existed as a movement in its own right. Richard Hofstadter’s book The Age of Reform was

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    strived to adjust to new conditions at one hand while attempting to keep up their particular society and dialect framework with the other making a perplexing circumstance. The Progressives “offered an impressive array of reform proposals” because the American society greatly needed reconstruction. The wealth dominated the poor by taking money and leaving the rest of the society in the circle of poverty. Low wage-rates, “wages that barely kept their families alive” (Zinn 13). Perilous working conditions

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    History The study of history is a challenging and often ambiguous pursuit of reconstruction. Historians are forced to remove themselves from the confines of modernity while desperately trying to grasp the fleeting remnants of an ever fading past. It is impossible, however, for a historian to fully accomplish either one of these necessities of research. The present remains an integral part of his perspective causing a distinctive slant in the analysis; evidence of the past can remain hidden

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    Work History: Midterm Grace Gowdy Boston University 1. “Progressivism” has been characterized by authors studied in this course as 1) an historical era/political movement, 2) a culture within the social work profession, 3) a set of virtues social workers should strive for and 4) an inheritor (and possible alternative to) the radical tradition within social work. Describe and discuss each of these varieties of progressivism in terms of their impact on OR implications for promoting social

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