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Author Sealander, Judith.

Title Grand plans : business progressivism and social change in Ohio's Miami Valley, 1890-1929 / Judith Sealander
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Business and Progressivism; 2 Employee Welfare at National Cash Register; 3 Flood Control in the Miami Valley; 4 City Manager Government for Dayton; 5 Educational Engineering; 6 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Scholars may have widely differing views of the Progressive Era, but all see business as holding the key to the reforms of that period. In this new book Judith Sealander amplifies our understanding of the relationship between business leaders and reform through a detailed examination of Dayton and the Miami Valley of Ohio. She focuses specifically on four progressive projects that made this nine-county region nationally known as a center for reform activism. The four ""projects"" include an extensive program of employee benefits instituted at the National Cash Register Company; the creation, in
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Subject Business and politics -- Ohio -- Miami River Region -- History
Business and politics -- Ohio -- Dayton -- History.
Progressivism (United States politics)
Dayton (Ohio) -- Economic conditions.
Dayton (Ohio) -- Politics and government.
Miami River Region (Ohio) -- Economic conditions
Miami River Region (Ohio) -- Politics and government
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813159490 (electronic bk.)
9780813159492 (electronic bk.)