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The Progressive Era
A discussion on the Progressive Era from a social and political viewpoint
# 73424 | 1,582 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in History (U.S. 1900-1930)

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This paper discusses the Progressive Era in American History, incorporating Sinclair's The Jungle and Doctorow's Ragtime. It relates Progressive ideals to the election of 1912 and explores social motives and ramifications of the Progressive Era.

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"The historical time period in the United States preceding the Progressive Era often called the Gilded Age was a time of growing industrialization and conglomeration of corporate interests into trusts. Many grew rich during this period and many more were left poor. As immigrants moved into the country from Southern and Eastern Europe filling cities and factories and bringing their old-world ways to America many among the blue-blood upper and middle classes who had pulled themselves up by their bootstraps to economic success in ..."

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