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By Cecelia Tichi

ISBN-10: 0807833002

ISBN-13: 9780807833001

A gripping and encouraging e-book, Civic Passionsexamines cutting edge management during periods of trouble in American background. ranging from the past due 19th century, while revered voices warned that the US was once near to cave in, Cecelia Tichi explores the knowledge of functional visionaries who have been faced with a sequence of social, political, and fiscal upheavals that, in definite respects, look eerily just like glossy instances. The United States--then, as now--was riddled with political corruption, monetary panics, social disruption, hard work strife, and bourgeois inertia. Drawing on a wealth of evocative own money owed, biographies, and archival fabric, Tichi brings seven iconoclastic--and usually overlooked--individuals from the Gilded Age again to lifestyles. We meet health care provider Alice Hamilton, theologian Walter Rauschenbusch, jurist Louis D. Brandeis, buyer suggest Florence Kelley, antilynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, economist John R. Commons, and child-welfare recommend Julia Lathrop. Bucking the established order of the Gilded Age in addition to middle-class complacency, those reformers tirelessly garnered well known aid as they championed revolutionary options to doubtless intractable social problems.Civic Passions is a provocative and powerfully written social heritage, a suite of minibiographies, and a user's handbook on how a iteration of social reformers can flip peril into growth with clean, potential rules. jointly, those narratives of advocacy supply a gorgeous precedent of revolutionary motion and express how citizen-activists can have interaction the issues of the age in innovative methods. whereas providing helpful types to motivate the country in a newly revolutionary path, Civic Passions reminds us that one decided person could make a distinction.

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Her rapier wit must be curbed, she knew, and her manner free of sentimentality. ”2 It was injustice that drew Hamilton here. ” Instead, the men found themselves weak, crippled, even killed by jobs they clung to in desperate efforts to support their families. ” In this case, modern industry was the source of deadly injustice. Dr. Hamilton was going to tell Mr. 3 Mr. Cornish appeared on the dot, a businessman committed to workday efficiency. He was a first-class man at National Lead, soon to become its president, and he was certain that Dr.

In spring 1894, Jacob Sechler Coxey, a wealthy Ohio quarry owner, led a ragtag pedestrian band of several hundred unemployed workmen, dubbed “Coxey’s Army,” in a 400-mile march from Massillon, Ohio, to the nation’s capital to embody—literally, to convey by their bodily presence—their plea to the federal government to provide jobs for them and their counterparts nationwide. Neither “tramps” nor “hobos,” as some newspapers called the “army” in the weeks-long front-page national headline coverage, the marchers included skilled workmen and tradesmen, many of them family breadwinners.

Day chafed under Dr. ” The richly robed minister’s chasmic ignorance of business galled Mr. 17 Young Clarence, who saw his father’s face “darken” with disapproval during each weekly sermon, prudently held his tongue in this fraught moment in the wooden grandstand at the Buffalo Bill show when his father equated the site of urban poverty—the slum—with the Wild West and denounced both as depraved. ” Clarence, too, lit out at this moment, though solely in his mind. Deferring to his father, he kept alive his private dreams about tramps and cowboys.

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