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Unformatted text preview: focused more on protecting women and children than on granting benefits to everyone. Not all reform met with success at first. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in NYC had a fire, by 1917 the 30 states had workers compensation laws on the books-thus…. . Alcohol was a target,….the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, founded by Frances E Willard, mobilized nearly 1 million women to make the world homelike and built the WCTU… The anti saloon league was a major ally. Soon, many towns would become dry but the cities still were wet because of the huge immigrant population from the Old World....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.
- Spring '11