Race and Gender in the Progressive Era American City

Lecture Description

This lecture focuses on the Progressive Era and the efforts at social reform that targeted the social ills connected to urbanization and industrial capitalism, particularly in working-class and poor communities. Looking specifically at New York City in this period, the lecture discusses the ways in which reformers attempted to enact multiple forms of labor protections and moral discipline that also created new understandings of gender and race.


Gilded Age and Progressive Era New York

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