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The Resource Civic passions : seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us), Cecelia Tichi

Civic passions : seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us), Cecelia Tichi

Label
Civic passions : seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us)
Title
Civic passions
Title remainder
seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us)
Statement of responsibility
Cecelia Tichi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping and inspiring book, Civic Passions examines innovative leadership in periods of crisis in American history. Starting from the late nineteenth century, when respected voices warned that America was on the brink of collapse, Cecelia Tichi explores the wisdom of practical visionaries who were confronted with a series of social, political, and financial upheavals that, in certain respects, seem eerily similar to modern times. The United States--then, as now--was riddled with political corruption, financial panics, social disruption, labor strife, and bourgeois inertia. Drawing on a wealth of evocative personal accounts, biographies, and archival material, Tichi brings seven iconoclastic--and often overlooked--individuals from the Gilded Age back to life. We meet physician Alice Hamilton, theologian Walter Rauschenbusch, jurist Louis D. Brandeis, consumer advocate Florence Kelley, antilynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, economist John R. Commons, and child-welfare advocate Julia Lathrop. Bucking the status quo of the Gilded Age as well as middle-class complacency, these reformers tirelessly garnered popular support as they championed progressive solutions to seemingly intractable social problems. Civic Passions is a provocative and powerfully written social history, a collection of minibiographies, and a user's manual on how a generation of social reformers can turn peril into progress with fresh, workable ideas. Together, these narratives of advocacy provide a stunning precedent of progressive action and show how citizen-activists can engage the problems of the age in imaginative ways. While offering useful models to encourage the nation in a newly progressive direction, Civic Passions reminds us that one determined individual can make a difference
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tichi, Cecelia
Dewey number
324.2732/7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E663
LC item number
.T53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Political activists
  • Social reformers
  • Leadership
  • Social problems
  • Social problems
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Civic passions : seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us), Cecelia Tichi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The wages of work
  • Florence Kelley
  • Citizen
  • Louis D. Brandeis
  • The social gospel
  • Walter Rauschenbusch
  • Lynching in all its phases
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Progressive encore? a postscript
  • Two Gilded Ages : a preface
  • Danger and opportunity : an introduction
  • The dangerous trades
  • Alice Hamilton, M.D.
  • The Pittsburgh survey
  • John R. Commons
  • Justice, not pity
  • Julia Lathrop
Control code
317361737
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780807833001
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009011634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317361737
Label
Civic passions : seven who launched progressive America (and what they teach us), Cecelia Tichi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The wages of work
  • Florence Kelley
  • Citizen
  • Louis D. Brandeis
  • The social gospel
  • Walter Rauschenbusch
  • Lynching in all its phases
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Progressive encore? a postscript
  • Two Gilded Ages : a preface
  • Danger and opportunity : an introduction
  • The dangerous trades
  • Alice Hamilton, M.D.
  • The Pittsburgh survey
  • John R. Commons
  • Justice, not pity
  • Julia Lathrop
Control code
317361737
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780807833001
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009011634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317361737

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