The History of Wisconsin, Volume IV, the Progressive Era, 1893-1914 PDF ePub eBook

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The History of Wisconsin, Volume IV, the Progressive Era, 1893-1914 free pdf Published in Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial year, this fourth volume in "The History of Wisconsin" series covers the twenty tumultuous years between the World's Columbian Exposition and the First World War when Wisconsin essentially reinvented itself, becoming the nation's "laboratory of democracy."The period known as the Progressive Era began to emerge in the mid-1890s. A sense of crisis and a widespread clamor for reform arose in reaction to rapid changes in population, technology, work, and society. Wisconsinites responded with action: their advocacy of women's suffrage, labor rights and protections, educational reform, increased social services, and more responsive government led to a veritable flood of reform legislation that established Wisconsin as the most progressive state in the union.As governor and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Robert M. La Follette, Sr., was the most celebrated of the Progressives, but he was surrounded by a host of pragmatic idealists from politics, government, and the state university. Although the Progressives frequently disagreed over priorities and tactics, their values and core beliefs coalesced around broad-based participatory democracy, the application of scientific expertise to governance, and an active concern for the welfare of all members of society-what came to be known as "the Wisconsin Idea."

About John D Buenker

John D. Buenker is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. His many books include "Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era"- "Progressivism"- and "Urban Liberalism and Progressive Reform."

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Author : John D Buenker
Publisher : Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Data Published : 14 May 2014
ISBN : 0870206311
EAN : 9780870206313
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 781 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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