The Progressive Era

  title={The Progressive Era},
  author={Murray Newton Rothbard},
  • M. Rothbard
  • Published 21 September 2017
  • Political Science
• History 3 (A) Analyze political issues such as ... civil service reform, and Populism. • History 3(C) Analyze social issues affecting women, [and] the Social Gospel. • History 5(A) Evaluate the impact of Progressive Era reforms, including initiative, referendum, recall, and the passage of the 16th, 17th, ... and 19th amendments. • History 5(B) Evaluate the impact of muckrakers and reform leaders such as Upton Sinclair, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. DuBois on American society… 
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    Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
  • 2019
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  • History
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 1956
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