Businessmen and Reform: A Study of the Progressive Movement

  title={Businessmen and Reform: A Study of the Progressive Movement},
  author={R. H. Wiebe},
  • R. H. Wiebe
  • Published 1988
  • History
  • In this perceptive, influential book, Robert Wiebe shows how businessmen helped to shape-and were shaped by-social reform in the early years of the 20th century. The Progressive Era served as a way station between agrarian and urban America: into it came men and women, institutions, and values born on the farms and in the towns; out of it emerged the first practical experiments in social reorganization for an industrial era. Although this exciting, noisy, and hopeful period contained much lost… CONTINUE READING
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