• The Progressive Era: A History from Beginning to End

  • By: Hourly History
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Howard
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Progressive Era was the period of American history between the 1890s and 1920s. It was a movement dedicated to political and social reform, largely driven by the middle class. In a world that was dominated by wealthy industrialists and threatened by radical ideas of laborers, the middle class strived for order. 

In this audiobook, you will explore the following topics:

  • Stirred to action
  • Women’s suffrage
  • Temperance and anti-alcohol campaigns
  • The dark side of progressiveness: forced sterilizations and eugenics
  • The African American experience
  • Progressive presidents and the start of WWI
  • And much more! 

Women played a prominent role in the movement. Their main objective was gaining the right to vote, but they also worked tirelessly on temperance, urban reform, and other social reforms. Women gained a strong influence even before they achieved suffrage.

Progressiveness was dominated by optimism for the future and the ability of civilization to find solutions to age-old problems. Those in the movement had an overriding faith, particularly in Western civilization and its apparent greatness. The end of the era embodied a severe questioning of that faith. Ultimately, the Progressive Era left a legacy of hope, but also a warning against hubris.

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Good reminder

I knew about the classic components I’d early Progressivism, but this reinforced the timeline and names. Womenswear rights, anti slavery, trust busting, environmentalism appear in the best light SS I remember being taught in high school. I was trying to find a link between these and how the movement has been bastardized since the sixties. I’ll have to keep looking

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Narrator needs work

I hate to be the pronunciation quibbler, but..... if you are listening to a book that is intended to educate someone to things with which they might be unfamiliar, it might be a good idea to hire an editor for the audio version to check for correct pronunciations by the narrator!
i.e. learn the following:
Tammany Hall = TAMmeny - not ta-MANNY
W.E.B. DuBoise = Dooo-BOYS - not the French "duBwah"
and Suffrage = SUH-Fruhj - and I can't even get to the spelling of the wrong way....

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