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American reformers, 1870-1920 : progressives in word and deed

Author: Steven L Piott
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian Steven Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers of the Gilded Age, Populist, and Progressive eras. From Ida B. Wells to Louis Brandeis, Jane Addams to Charles Macune, Piott examines the diversity of ideas and approaches that characterized this dynamic period. He links these men and women together in the greater context of the reform era and explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Piott, Steven L.
American reformers, 1870-1920.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)645842383
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Piott
ISBN: 074252762X 9780742527621 0742527638 9780742527638
OCLC Number: 61821611
Description: vii, 227 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Lester Frank Ward and reform Darwinism --
Henry George's democratic economics --
Charles W. Macune's cooperative vision --
Ida B. Well's crusade against racism --
Walter Rauschenbusch and the social gospel --
Jane Addams and the settlement house idea --
Florence Kelley's quest for humane labor legislation --
Louis Brandeis, the law, and social change --
Lincoln Steffens muckrakes the business of politics --
Harvey W. Wiley and the ethics of pure food and drugs --
John Randolph Haynes and direct democracy --
Alice Paul and the campaign for human rights.
Responsibility: edited by Steven L. Piott.
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Explores the lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded age, Populist, and Progressive eras. From Ida B Wells to Louis Brandeis, Jane Adams to  Read more...

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