A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era by Nichols, Christopher M.; Unger, Nancy C

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Social Justice and the Settlement House Movement Wiebe’s book gained traction and, like Hofstadter’s, influenced a generation of Progressive Era historians. The Search for Order apparently solidified the view that the farmers’ alliances and Knights of Labor were important progressive 24 James M. Beeby and Brian M. Ingrassia antecedents, even if its focus on Bellamy’s Nationalist movement has not persisted in the historiography. In any case, by the mid‐1960s American historians clearly saw the Progressive Era’s antecedents in the 1880s, in the wide array of responses to industrialization and urbanization.

1963. The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900–1916. New York: The Free Press of Glencoe. —. 1965. Railroads and Regulation, 1877–1916. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Milkis, Sidney M. 2009. Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. Montgomery, David. 1967. Beyond Equality: Labor and the Radical Republicans, 1862–1872. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Morgan, H.

While Rodgers saw the transatlantic intellectual antecedents of Progressivism in European economic theory generally and the German universities in particular, Butler envisioned those antecedents in a web of scholars who traveled and wrote from the 1850s to the 1890s. Butler showed how New England dons like Charles Eliot Norton, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, James Russell Lowell, and George William Curtis spent ­decades discussing and promoting democratic reform and cultural uplift. Like Crunden’s Ministers of Reform a generation earlier, Critical Americans stressed the long‐range impact of the Civil War on late‐1800s thought.

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