A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920

@inproceedings{McGerr2003AFD,
  title={A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920},
  author={Michael E. McGerr},
  year={2003}
}
The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until they finally achieved the vote; Andrew Carnegie and the super-rich, who spent unheard-of sums of money and became the wealthiest class of Americans… Expand
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