Progressive Era, The: A Captivating Guide to a Period in American History Filled with Political Reforms and Social Activism

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Fifty years transformed America. In the Progressive Era, an industrial giant awakened, as did the conscience of a nation.

The Progressive Era, a time of social, political, and economic reform in the United States, spanned the years 1877 to 1929—the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Great Depression. In those decades, the rural way of life was replaced by the siren call of teeming cities filled with new immigrants, agitators, and unruly women.

The period saw the rise of major reform movements, such as women’s suffrage, Prohibition, and the fight for child labor laws. The Progressives were a diverse group of people who wanted to use the government’s powers to improve society.

Inspired by the challenges of rising poverty, inequality, and corruption in government, the Progressives saw democracy as a tool to achieve their goals and worked to increase participation in the political process. Regarded as visionaries by some and troublemakers by others, the Progressives dragged America into the modern age.

This captivating guide tells the story of an era that began in the days of horse-drawn carriage and rail lines and ended with the mass production of the Ford Model T and manned flights in crude but thrilling airplanes. It explores the major reform movements of the age and the people who led them, tracing the story of the transformation of American politics and government.

Here is just a peek at what you will learn in the audiobook:

  • The effects of the Industrial Revolution on the American economy
  • The accumulation of massive wealth by robber barons
  • The plight of immigrants in American cities and factories
  • The shocking revelations of muckraking journalists
  • The rise of the labor movement

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  • Opening Credits

    Duración: 17s
  • Introduction

    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 1 – The Tone of the Age

    Duración: 22min
  • Chapter 2 – Populism: A Rehearsal for Progressivism

    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 3 – The Political Landscape

    Duración: 13min
  • Chapter 4 – Six Presidents, Two Assassinations

    Duración: 26min
  • Chapter 5 – Theodore Roosevelt

    Duración: 23min
  • Chapter 6 – Taft to Hoover

    Duración: 17min
  • Chapter 7 – The Labor Movement

    Duración: 23min
  • Chapter 8 – Imperialism

    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 9 – Race Relations

    Duración: 17min
  • Chapter 10 – The Women’s Movement: Suffrage and Prohibition

    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 11 – Entertainment

    Duración: 17min
  • Chapter 12 – Innovations of the Age

    Duración: 15min
  • Conclusion

    Duración: 06min
  • Ending Credits

    Duración: 27s