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Author Laugen, R. Todd.

Title The gospel of progressivism : moral reform and labor war in Colorado, 1900-1930 / R. Todd Laugen
Published Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Timberline books
Timberline books.
Contents Introduction : the varieties of Colorado progressivism -- Protestant progressives and the Denver party machine -- Public enemy : Colorado fuel and iron or the saloon? -- The Denver tramway crisis and the struggle for masculine citizenship -- The consuming public and the industrial commission -- Ben Lindsey and women progressives -- The Colorado Klan and the decline of progressivism -- Epilogue : the progressive legacy
Summary Chronicling the negotiations of Progressive groups and the obstacles that constrained them, The Gospel of Progressivism details the fight against corporate and political corruption in Colorado during the early twentieth century. While the various groups differed in their specific agendas, Protestant reformers, labor organizers, activist women, and mediation experts struggled to defend the public against special-interest groups and their stranglehold on Colorado politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- 20th century
Labor -- Colorado -- History -- 20th century
Labor laws and legislation -- Colorado -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Political activity -- Colorado -- History -- 20th century
Political corruption -- Colorado -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- State & Local.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Labor laws and legislation.
Political corruption.
Politics and government
Progressivism (United States politics)
Women -- Political activity.
Colorado -- Politics and government -- 1876-1950.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010037930
ISBN 9781607320531