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Progressive Education and American Progressivism: Caroline Pratt


reviewed by Robert H. Beck 1958

coverTitle: Progressive Education and American Progressivism: Caroline Pratt
Author(s): Caroline Pratt
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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THE Progressive Era,1 in its classic definition by Gabriel,2 spanned the years of peace between the Spanish American War and World War I. The progressivism of the era he found to be a social philosophy anchored in the idea that men can remake the world through the use of their intelligence. It was an era, then, when progress meant clearing slums and reducing social injustice, economic panic, and misuse of power either by businessmen or by politicians. Such urban reformers as Jane Addams (of Hull House, the paradigm of Settlement Houses) and Jacob Riis, who pioneered in slum clearance, were joined in progressive reform by the Women's Trade Union League, aiming at the amelioration of the sweatshop conditions rife in the ladies' garment industry. There were others, principally the muckrakers exposing venality in politics, corruption in high places and in low. Felix Adler, leader of The Ethical Culture Society, chose... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 3, 1958, p. 129-137
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4324, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 10:37:53 PM

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