The Age of Reform

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 21, 2011 - History - 352 pages
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This book is a landmark in American political thought. It examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating results. it searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.


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Contents

Introduction
3
The Agrarian Myth and Commercial
23
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36
MARKET?
46
n The F olklone of Populism
60
In From Pathos t0 Parity
94
The Status Revolution and Progressive
131
THE ALIENAIION 0F
148
FROM THE MUGWUMP ro rms
164
The Progressive Impulse
174
JOURNALISM
186
BEAUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY
198
v1 The Struggle over Organization
215
vn From Progressivimn to the New Deal
272
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
329
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The late Richard Hofstadter was DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He was the author of many books and articles on American History and twice received the Pulitzer Prize: in History in 1956, and in general nonfiction in 1964.

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