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A fierce discontent the rise and fall of the Progressive movement in America, 1870-1920 by Michael E. McGerr

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Progressivism (United States politics) -- History.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael McGerr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE661 .M415 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 395 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages395
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3685795M
ISBN 100684859750
LC Control Number2003048499

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