The Progressives offers comprehensive coverage of the origins, evolution, and notable events that came to define the pivotal period of American history known as the Progressive Era.
- Offers a rich, in-depth analysis of who the progressives were and the process through which they identified and attacked social, economic, and political injustices
- Features an up-to-date synthesis of the literature of the field including comprehensive treatment of the role of women in the Progressive Movement
- Considers the movement's enduring impact – and how its vision for a better society became transfixed in the American social consciousness and helped to create the modern welfare state
- Part of the well-respected American History series
- Integrates themes of class, race, ethnicity, and gender throughout, offering a concise and engaging account of a fascinating era in U.S. history that forever changed the relationship between a democratic government and its citizens