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Urbanization & Immigration
Urbanization & Immigration
Industrialization was accompanied by urbanization, and a massive influx of immigrants, mostly from Eastern and Southern Europe.
 
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890)
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890)
This pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis focused on the plight of the poor in the Lower East Side, and greatly influenced future "muckraking" journalism. Though influenced by the prevailing racial attitudes about Jews, Italians, and the Irish, Riis wrote with genuine sympathy for his subjects, and his work shocked many New Yorkers.
 
Labor & Reform
Labor & Reform
Contains sections on the worker, unions, child labor, efforts at reform, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911
 
Roosevelt & Taft Progressivism
Roosevelt & Taft Progressivism
 
 
The 1912 Election & Wilsonian Progressivism
Wilsonian Progressivism
Includes the 1912 election.
 
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
 
 
Prohibition
The Prohibition Movement
 
 
 
Quackery: A Brief History of Quack Medicines & Peddlers
Quackery: A Brief History of Quack Medicines & Peddlers
Perhaps no industry in the Progressive era represented the need for government reform better than the medicinal industry. This section presents a brief overview of the world of quackery in the late Nineteenth & and early Twentieth centuries.
 
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