Uphill All the Way: The Fortunes of Progressivism, 1919-1929

  title={Uphill All the Way: The Fortunes of Progressivism, 1919-1929},
  author={Kevin Claude Murphy},
Uphill All the Way: The Fortunes of Progressivism, 1919-1928 Kevin C. Murphy With very few exceptions, the conventional narrative of American history dates the end of the Progressive Era to the postwar turmoil of 1919 and 1920, culminating with the election of Warren G. Harding and a mandate for Normalcy. And yet, as this dissertation explores, progressives, while knocked back on their heels by these experiences, nonetheless continued to fight for change even during the unfavorable political… 

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  • History
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  • 1969
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