- Analyze the roots of progressivism and
the various elements that made up the progressive coalition. Show particularly
the role of muckraking journalists and female reformers in arousing public
opinion in favor of reform.
REFERENCE: William L. ONeill, The
Progressive Years: America Comes of Age (1975).
- Examine the critical role of women in
progressive reform, and show how their efforts were largelyalthough
not entirelyfocused and successful in areas that seemed consistent
with their social roles as protectors and nurturers of the family.
REFERENCE: Robyn Muncy, Creating
a Female Dominion in American Reform (1991).
- Discuss consumer protection and environmental
conservation as examples of middle-class concerns that progressivism
and progressive political leaders like Roosevelt promoted.
REFERENCES: Elmo Richardson, The
Politics of Conservation (1968); James Harvey Young, Pure
Food: Securing the Federal Food and Drug Act of 1906 (1989).
- Discuss the contrast between Roosevelts
regulatory New Nationalism and Wilsons more libertarian New Freedom
in the campaign of 1912.
REFERENCE: Morton Keller, Regulating
a New Economy: Public Policy and Economic Change in America, 1900 - 1933 (1990).