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WPHS Library: Progressive Era Reforms--Ms. Scopino

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Progressive Era Project Documents

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Opposing Viewpoints Discover different viewpoints on controversial issues




 Discover articles, images and primary sources on global history

Modern Connections to Progressive Era Reforms

Jane Addams and Hull House

Immigration Reform


Juveniles in Jail

Jacob Riis’ How the Other Half Lives

Affordable Housing

 Ida Tarbell’s The History of the Standard Oil Company

Corporate Mergers and Monopolies

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and the Meat Inspection Act (Food & Drug Act)


Factory Farming



Clean Meat


Climate Change

Opioid Crisis

Margaret Sanger and Birth Control

#MeToo movement

Wage Gap/Unequal Pay

Reproductive Rights

Ida Wells and her writings about lynching of African Americans

Equal Justice Initiative

Booker T. Washington’s contributions to education, including the creation of Tuskegee Institute

W. E. B. Du Bois and the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the publication of The Crisis, and  Silent Protest (1917)

Black Lives Matter