HST 203 Week 5 - Week5 10:41:00...

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Week 5 08/02/2011 10:41:00 Theme for the week: Gender, radicalism, and reform in the Progressive Era 1. What is “progressivism”? 2. Reforming the workplace through the law – From  Lochner to Muller 3. Women and reform in the city What is “the Progressive Era”? Generally understood as the period from about 1890 to 1914 Wide range of people participating in reform efforts, in three main areas: o Social and economic reformers – better housing, cleaner streets, more  humane working conditions, challenge to corporate power o Cultural reformers – anti-vice campaigns o Political reformers – attempts to rein in political corruption Era when reofrm became mainstream Populism and Progressivists overlap in time, but were different o Populists were in many respects rural (farming) o Progressives were moral urban (industry) National Magazines and reform
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  • Spring '11
  • Stamm
  • humane working conditions, rural (farming), child labor aws, special physical organization, Pges empirical data

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