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Why was the city such a central element in Progressive America?

How did the labor and women’s movements challenge the nineteenth-century meanings of American freedom?

In what ways did Progressivism include both democratic and antidemocratic impulses?

How did the Progressive presidents foster the rise of the nation-state?

In Voices of Freedom, #117, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics (1898), why does Gilman foresee a “radical change in the economic position of women”?

In Voices of Freedom, #121, Mary Church Terrell, “What It Means to Be Colored in the Capital of the United States,” to what extent are the inequalities Terrell discusses the result of governmental action and to what extent the decisions of private individuals and businesses?

Discuss anything else you found interesting in the reading for this week.

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