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Progressivism By Heimburger, Matthew Y.

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1163-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 23 April 2024, from


Progressivism was a political and socioeconomic movement central to American national politics from the Gilded Age (1890s) to the end of the Roaring Twenties. At its heart, it was a populist, bipartisan reaction to the excesses of the wealthy ‘robber-baron’ classes and the threat of revolution from the disenfranchised working class – many of whom did not share in the dramatic economic growth of the age – accompanied by a distinctly anti-immigrant nativism.

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