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America's History in the Making

The Progressives

Unit Resources

Unit Reference Materials
Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
Goddard, Henry Herbert. The Kallikak Family. 1912. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1973.
Moore, Jacqueline M. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle for Racial Uplift. Wilmington, DE: SR Books, 2003.
Nash, Gary B., Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe. Peter J. Frederick, and Allan M. Winkler. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Wood, Peter, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2003. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Further Reading
Bailey, Beth. From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Banner, Lois W. American Beauty. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1983.
Gerstle, Gary. American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Loewen, James. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New York: The New Press, 1995.
National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units Please note: These lessons may not be resold or redistributed.
Women in the Progressive Era (PDF)
The Constitution in Crisis: The Red Scare of 1919-1920 (PDF)
With Speech as My Weapon: Emma Goldman and the First Amendment (PDF)
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
History of Child Labor in the United States: a talk with Kristi Lindenmyer

7 September 1998 air date
Listen Now: Real Audio 14.4

This program also features a commentary by David Larson, Creighton University labor law professor, on why Labor Day should be celebrated.

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