Download e-book for iPad: American Progressivism: A Reader by Ed. by Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto.

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By Ed. by Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto.

ISBN-10: 0739123033

ISBN-13: 9780739123034

ISBN-10: 0739123041

ISBN-13: 9780739123041

American Progressivism is a one-volume variation of a few of crucial essays, speeches, and e-book excerpts from the prime figures of nationwide Progressivism. it truly is designed for lecture room use, contains an obtainable interpretive essay, and introduces every one choice with a quick old and conceptual history. The introductory essay is written with the scholar in brain, and addresses the $64000 features of revolutionary notion and the position of Progressives within the improvement of the yankee political culture. scholars of yank political concept, American politics, American background, the presidency, Congress, and political events will locate this reader to be a useful resource for perception into Progressivism.

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39 With the Progressive Party of 1912, accordingly, we see a party platform to end parties 22 Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto altogether. This anti-partisan attitude is also why mechanisms of direct democracy became the hallmarks of much of the progressive movement across the country, especially at the state and local level. Progressivism was, in many respects, a reform movement that originated first at the local level before it emerged in state and federal government. Reforms that came to typify the progressive agenda first appeared in urban America, as muckrakers such as Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell worked to document evidence of political corruption and vice, including prostitution and gambling, in the pages of McClure’s, Cosmopolitan, and Success.

Woodrow Wilson, “An Address to a Joint Session of Congress, January 8, 1918,” in PWW, 45:538–39. * Theodore Roosevelt Upon his return to the United States in 1910 from his travels abroad, former President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was beseeched by his supporters to run for the Republican nomination in 1912. Disappointed with the “betrayal” of progressive principles by his handpicked successor, William Howard Taft, Roosevelt, though he did not immediately break with Taft, nonetheless spoke widely on the need for a dramatic program of reform legislation.

41 THE PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENCIES Wilson’s victory in 1912 and again in 1916 meant that progressives of both parties played a significant role in national, state, and local politics throughout the first two decades of the twentieth century. Both Roosevelt and Wilson worked to ensure that reform was brought to the forefront of American national life and, as a result of their efforts, the progressive agenda lost much of the aura of radicalism that had hobbled labor and reform efforts in the Gilded Age.

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