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Author Tichi, Cecelia, 1942-

Title Civic passions : seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us) / Cecelia Tichi
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 382 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Two Gilded Ages : a preface -- Danger and opportunity : an introduction -- Alice Hamilton, M.D. : the dangerous trades -- John R. Commons : the Pittsburgh survey -- Julia Lathrop : justice, not pity -- Florence Kelley : the wages of work -- Louis D. Brandeis : citizen -- Walter Rauschenbusch : the social gospel -- Ida B. Wells-Barnett : lynching in all its phases -- Progressive encore? A postscript
Summary Tichi examines innovative leadership in periods of crisis in American history, starting from the late 19th century, when respected voices warned that America was on the brink of collapse. She brings 7 iconoclastic individuals from the Gilded Age back to life to show how citizen-activists can engage the problems of the age in imaginative ways. This is 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-373) and index
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Subject Leadership -- United States -- Case studies.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Progressivism (United States politics)
Social problems -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social problems -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 1865-1921 -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
Genre/Form Biography.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009011634
ISBN 0807898694 (electronic bk.)
9780807898697 (electronic bk.)