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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 1945Ė1960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

  1. The nature of progressivism
    1. General features
      1. Aimed against the abuses of the Gilded-Age bosses
      2. Goals
        1. Greater democracy
        2. Honest, efficient government
        3. Effective business regulation
        4. Greater social justice
      3. A diverse movement
    2. Antecedents
      1. Problems of industrialization and urbanization
      2. Urban reform
      3. Socialist critiques of living and working conditions
      4. Role of the muckrakers
        1. Henry Demarest Lloyd and Lincoln Steffens
        2. Bringing about popular support for reform
        3. Stronger on diagnosis than remedy
    3. The themes of progressivism
      1. Democratizing the government
        1. Direct primaries
        2. Initiative, referendum, recall
        3. Direct election of senators
      2. Efficiency and good government
        1. Frederick W. Taylor and scientific management
        2. Commission and city-manager forms of city government
        3. ďWisconsin IdeaĒ
      3. Regulation of giant corporations
        1. Acceptance and regulation of big business
        2. Problem of regulating the regulators
      4. Impulse toward social justice
        1. Private charities and state power
        2. Outlawing child labor
        3. Erratic course of the Supreme Court
        4. Restricting working hours and dangerous occupations
        5. Stricter building codes and factory inspection acts
        6. Pressure for prohibition
  2. Rooseveltís progressivism
    1. TRís expansive view of presidency
    2. Focus on trust regulation
      1. Opposition to wholesale trust-busting
      2. Northern Securities case (1904) used to promote the issue
    3. Coal strike of 1902
      1. Basis for the UMW strike
      2. Recalcitrant attitude of management
      3. TRís efforts to force arbitration
      4. Effects of the incident
    4. Congressional action
      1. Department of Commerce and Labor
      2. Elkins Act
    5. Other antitrust suits
  3. TRís second term
    1. Election of 1904
      1. Republican nomination
      2. Democratic positions and candidate
      3. Campaign and results
    2. Rooseveltís legislative leadership
      1. Hepburn Act
      2. Rooseveltís support of food and drug regulation
        1. Role of muckrakers: Upton Sinclair and others
        2. Legislation
    3. Conservation
      1. background
        1. Reckless environmental abuse
        2. Advocates of resource conservation
          1. George Marsh Perkins
          2. Boone and Crockett Club
        3. Early federal actions
          1. Yellowstone National Park
          2. Division of Forestry
      2. Gifford Pinchot
      3. Scientific management
        1. Development
        2. Protection
  4. Taftís administration
    1. Selection of a successor in 1908
      1. TRís choice
      2. Democrats and Bryan
      3. Election results
    2. Taftís background and character
    3. Campaign for tariff reform
      1. Problems in Senate
      2. Taftís clash with the Progressive Republicans
    4. Ballinger-Pinchot controversy
    5. Rooseveltís response upon his return to the United States
      1. Initial silence
      2. Development of the New Nationalism
      3. TR enters the race
    6. Taftís achievements
  5. The election of 1912
    1. The Republican nomination of 1912
    2. Creation of the Progressive party
    3. Wilsonís rise to power
      1. His background
      2. Governor of New Jersey
      3. His nomination
    4. Focus of the campaign on the New Nationalism and the New Freedom
    5. Wilsonís election
    6. Significance of the election of 1912
      1. High-water mark for progressivism
      2. Brought Democrats back into office
      3. Brought southerners into control
  6. Wilsonian reform
    1. Wilsonís style
    2. Tariff reform
      1. Attack on high tariffs
      2. Underwood-Simmons Act
      3. Income tax provisions
    3. The Federal Reserve Act
      1. Compromises required
      2. Description of the Federal Reserve System
    4. Efforts for new antitrust laws
      1. Wilsonís approach in 1912
      2. Federal Trade Commission Act (September 1914)
      3. Clayton Antitrust Act (October 1914)
        1. Practices outlawed
        2. Provisions for labor and farm organizations
      4. Disappointments with administration of the new laws
    5. The shortcomings of Wilsonís progressivism
      1. Womenís suffrage
      2. Child labor
      3. Racist attitudes
    6. Wilsonís return to reform
      1. Plight of the Progressive party
      2. Appointment of Brandeis to the Supreme Court
      3. Support for land banks and long-term farm loans
      4. Farm demonstration agents and agricultural education
      5. Labor reform legislation
    7. The paradoxes of progressivism

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