Progressive Era, The: A Captivating Guide to a Period in American History Filled with Political Reforms and Social Activism
- Autor: Captivating History
- Narrador: Colin Fluxman
- Editor: Captivating History
- Duración: 3:42:28
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 CreditsDuración: 17s
Chapter 1 – The Tone of the AgeDuración: 22min
Chapter 2 – Populism: A Rehearsal for ProgressivismDuración: 08min
Chapter 3 – The Political LandscapeDuración: 13min
Chapter 4 – Six Presidents, Two AssassinationsDuración: 26min
Chapter 5 – Theodore RooseveltDuración: 23min
Chapter 6 – Taft to HooverDuración: 17min
Chapter 7 – The Labor MovementDuración: 23min
Chapter 8 – ImperialismDuración: 11min
Chapter 9 – Race RelationsDuración: 17min
Chapter 10 – The Women’s Movement: Suffrage and ProhibitionDuración: 10min
Chapter 11 – EntertainmentDuración: 17min
Chapter 12 – Innovations of the AgeDuración: 15min
Ending CreditsDuración: 27s