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The Resource Changing the world : American progressives in war and revolution, Alan Dawley

Changing the world : American progressives in war and revolution, Alan Dawley

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Changing the world : American progressives in war and revolution
Title
Changing the world
Title remainder
American progressives in war and revolution
Statement of responsibility
Alan Dawley
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In May of 1919, women from around the world gathered in Zurich, Switzerland, and proclaimed, "We dedicate ourselves to peace!" Just months after the end of World War I, the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom--a group led by American progressive Jane Addams and comprising veteran campaigners for social reform--knew that a peaceful world was essential to their ongoing quest for social and economic justice. Alan Dawley tells the story of American progressives during the decade spanning World War I and its aftermath. He shows how they laid the foundation for progressive internationalism in their efforts to improve the world both at home and abroad. Unlike other accounts of the progressive movement--and of American politics in general--this book fuses social and international history. Dawley shows how interventions in Latin America and Europe affected domestic plans for social reform and civic engagement, and he depicts internal battles among progressives between unabashed imperialists like Theodore Roosevelt and their implacable opponents like Robert La Follette. He draws a contrast between Woodrow Wilson's use of force in exporting American ideals and Addams's more cosmopolitan pursuit of economic justice and world peace. In discussing the debate over the League of Nations within the context of turbulent domestic affairs, Dawley brings keen insight into that complicated moment in American history. In striking and original ways, Dawley brings together domestic and world affairs to argue that American progressivism cannot be understood apart from its international context. Focusing on world-historical events of empire, revolution, war, and peace, he shows how American reformers invented a new politics built around progressive internationalism. Changing the World retrieves the progressive tradition in American politics and makes it available to contemporary debates. The book speaks to anyone seeking to be both a good citizen within the nation and a good citizen of today's troubled world
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1943-2008
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Dawley, Alan
Dewey number
973.91/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E766
LC item number
.D38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Internationalism
  • Social movements
  • Political activists
  • Social reformers
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Changing the world : American progressives in war and revolution, Alan Dawley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-386) 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
Introduction -- The new internationalism -- Empire and reform -- Messianic America -- World war and revolution -- World leader -- The millennial moment -- Retreat from reform -- Progressive rebirth -- Conclusion
Control code
50417398
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 409 pages
Isbn
9780691113227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Changing the world : American progressives in war and revolution, Alan Dawley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-386) 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
Introduction -- The new internationalism -- Empire and reform -- Messianic America -- World war and revolution -- World leader -- The millennial moment -- Retreat from reform -- Progressive rebirth -- Conclusion
Control code
50417398
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 409 pages
Isbn
9780691113227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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