The Progressive Movement 1900-1915 Author:Richard Hofstadter Progressivism was one of the great "revival" movements in American History. Through the press and in the courts, in politics and social work, men not only criticized, but though remedies for, the glaring social and political abuses fostered by the rise of industry and Bid Business. — in "The Progressive Movement", Richard Hofstadter, Pulitzer Pri... more »ze-winning historian and the progressive Era, has assemble articles by the great voices for reform in early 20th Century America. Muckraker Upton Sinclair's expose of the Chicago stockyards, Rheta Childe Dorr's militant appeal for women suffrage, the defiant challenge of Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom, David Graham Phillips' scathing attack on Nelson Aldrich and the "millionaire Senate"-here is a taste of an era preoccupied with social progress and the reform in politics, business, agriculture, and morals.
The Progressives established unforgettable high points in statesmanship; their unremitting crusade produced a type of realistic journalism and social criticism which has become a permanent feature of American Thought.« less