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Title American progressivism : a reader / edited and introduced by Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto.

Publication Info. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2008]


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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  324.2732 AMERICAN    Check Shelf
Description xi, 327 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to American progressivism / Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto -- Part I: the principles of progressivism. Who is a progressive? / Theodore Roosevelt ; What is progress?: from The new freedom, chapter 2 / Woodrow Wilson ; The American conception of liberty / Frank Johnson Goodnow -- Part II: progressive interpretations of history. The significance of the frontier in American history / Frederick Jackson Turner ; Historical interpretation in the United States: from An economic interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, chapter 1 / Charles Beard -- Part III: social justice, social gospel, and education. Subjective necessity for social settlements: from Twenty years at Hull-House, chapter 6 / Jane Addams ; Social Christianity and personal religion: from Christianizing the social order, part II, chapter 6 / Walter Rauschenbusch; The socializing of property: from Christianizing the social order, part VI, chapter 3 / Walter Rauschenbusch ; My pedagogic creed / John Dewey ; Father Blakely states the issue: unsigned editorial in the New Republic / Anonymous -- Part IV: leadership and the American presidency. Leaders of Men / Woodrow Wilson ; The President of the United States: from Constitutional government in the United States, Chapter 3 / Woodrow Wilson ; Inaugural address, 1905 / Theodore Roosevelt ; The presidency, Making an old party progressive: from An autobiography, chapter 10 / Theodore Roosevelt -- Part V: national administration. The study of administration / Woodrow Wilson ; The new nationalism / Theodore Roosevelt -- Part VI: parties and direct democracy. Progressive government produces business prosperity: from La Follette's autobiography, chapter 8 / Robert M. La Follette ; Progressive democracy: chapters 12 and 13 / Herbert Croly ; The right of the people to rule / Theodore Roosevelt ; Executive versus partisan responsibility: from Progressive democracy, chapter 16 / Herbert Croly -- Part VII: the election of 1912. Progressive platform of 1912 / Progressive Party ; Introduction to progressive democracy / Herbert Croly -- Part VIII: progressivism, war, and peace. War message to Congress: April 2, 1917 / Woodrow Wilson ; Opposition to Wilson's war message / Robert M. La Follette ; Fourteen points: January 8, 1918 / Woodrow Wilson.
Summary This collection of writings by prominent politicians, authors, and activists of the Progressive Era explores Progressivism's role in the development of American political thought. Pestritto and Atto provide insight into each figure's influence on Progressive Era American politics by introducing each entry with the context within which the author of a given selection is writing.
Subject Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933 -- Sources.
United States -- Social policy -- Sources.
Political science -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Political leadership -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Democracy -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Added Author Pestritto, Ronald J.
Atto, William J., 1967-
ISBN 9780739123034 cloth alkaline paper
0739123033 cloth alkaline paper
9780739123041 paperback alkaline paper
0739123041 paperback alkaline paper
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