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The refuge of affections : family and American reform politics, 1900-1920

Author: Eric Rauchway
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Progressives-those reformers responsible for the shape of many American institutions, from the Federal Reserve Board to the New School for Social Research-have always presented a mystery. What prompted middle-class citizens to support fundamental change in American life? Eric Rauchway shows that like most of us, the reformers took their inspiration from their own lives-from the challenges of forming a family.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rauchway, Eric.
Refuge of affections.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00045170
(OCoLC)44914199
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Rauchway
ISBN: 0231506163 9780231506168
OCLC Number: 51311728
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 237 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Aknowledgments --
Abbreviations and manuscript citations --
Introduction --
1. Dorothy Whitney and Willard Straight --
2. Mary Ritter and Charles Beard --
3. Lucy Sprague and Wesley Clair Mitchell --
4. War and the Progressive Family --
5. The Narrative of Progress versus the Logic of Events --
Epilogue: The Rise and Fall of The Rise of American Civilization; or, A Further Parable on the Narrative of Progress and the Logic of Events --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Responsibility: Eric Rauchway.
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The Progressives-those reformers responsible for the shape of many American institutions, from the Federal Reserve Board to the New School for Social Research-have always presented a mystery. What prompted middle-class citizens to support fundamental change in American life? Eric Rauchway shows that like most of us, the reformers took their inspiration from their own lives-from the challenges of forming a family. Following the lives and careers of Charles and Mary Beard, Wesley Clair and Lucy Sprague Mitchell, and Willard and Dorothy Straight, the book moves from the plains of.

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