Lect 1-2 - Progressive Contd 1 Social Reform a Poverty b Temperance c Working Conditions 2 Social Reform a Poverty(white mid-class women really

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Progressive Cont’d 1. Social Reform a. Poverty b. Temperance c. Working Conditions 2. Social Reform a. Poverty (white, mid-class women really worked on this) i. Settlement Houses (Worked in Great Britain) 1. Jane Addams a. Hull House, 1889 (one of the 1 st settlement houses) b. Source of community & aid (especially 4 women & children) c. Beginning of social workers career & b. Margaret Sanger – Birth Control i. Document 30 ii. Noticed what stress was caused by having children (harder to earn 1. Women w/ children were much more likely to be in the poverty class. a. Limit number of children, and you can cut poverty iii. Birth control was an “illegal” topic, so she was arrested many times. iv. Movement began to spread among middle-class in 1920’s, even though she had wanted it to mostly be for the working class. 3. Social Reform a. Temperance i. Seen as a man’s problem, because they would go out, get drunk ii. 1873- Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1. Carrie Nation (the crazy lady) iii. 1893 – Anti-Saloon League (make bars/saloons illegal to run) iv. 1916 – Prohibition (19 states) v. Jan 1920 – 18th Amendment 1. Outlawed sale of liquor 4. Social Reform a. Work Conditions (specifically safety) i. The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) –Muckraking journalist 1. Document 25 2. 3. Expose the unsanitary conditions of where our food was
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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Lect 1-2 - Progressive Contd 1 Social Reform a Poverty b Temperance c Working Conditions 2 Social Reform a Poverty(white mid-class women really

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