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The Resource Civic Passions : Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us), (electronic resource:)

Civic Passions : Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us), (electronic resource:)

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Civic Passions : Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us)
Title
Civic Passions
Title remainder
Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us)
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Language
eng
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BIP US
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Tichi, Cecelia
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illustrations
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dictionaries
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A gripping and inspiring book,Civic Passionsexamines innovative leadership in periods of crisis in American history. Starting from the late nineteenth century, when respected voices warned that America was on the brink of collapse, Cecelia Tichi explores the wisdom of practical visionaries who were confronted with a series of social, political, and financial upheavals that, in certain respects, seem eerily similar to modern times. The United States--then, as now--was riddled with political corruption, financial panics, social disruption, labor strife, and bourgeois inertia.Drawing on a wealth of evocative personal accounts, biographies, and archival material, Tichi brings seven iconoclastic individuals from the Gilded Age back to life. We meet physician Alice Hamilton, theologian Walter Rauschenbusch, jurist Louis D. Brandeis, consumer advocate Florence Kelley, antilynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, economist John R. Commons, and child-welfare advocate Julia Lathrop. Bucking the status quo of the Gilded Age as well as middle-class complacency, these reformers tirelessly garnered popular support as they championed progressive solutions to seemingly intractable social problems.Civic Passionsis a provocative and powerfully written social history, a collection of minibiographies, and a user's manual on how a generation of social reformers can turn peril into progress with fresh, workable ideas. Together, these narratives of advocacy provide a stunning precedent of progressive action and show how citizen-activists can engage the problems of the age in imaginative ways. While offering useful models to encourage the nation in a newly progressive direction,Civic Passionsreminds us that one determined individualcanmake a difference
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Civic Passions : Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us), (electronic resource:)
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ssj0000777059
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1 online resource (400 p.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780807871911
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9780807871911
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ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000777059
Label
Civic Passions : Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us), (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000777059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (400 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780807871911
Other control number
9780807871911
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000777059

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