Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 July 2005

416 Pages | 17 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195183658

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A Fierce Discontent

The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920

Michael McGerr

  • Highlights how the progressives redefined the role of women, rewrote the rules of politics, banned the sale of alcohol, revolutionized marriage, and eventually whipped the nation into a frenzy for joining World War I
  • Shows how these colorful, ambitious battles changed the face of American culture and politics
  • Recreates a time of unprecedented turbulence and unending fascination, showing the first American middle-class revolution

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