Progressive Era Chicago

Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Full, wait list only
Dr. Robert Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Progressive Era Chicago” will explore one of our city’s proudest and most problematic moments. Among issues we will analyze are meatpacking and “The Jungle,” women’s role in politics, Jane Addams, and the tangled history of race and immigration. We will examine both primary sources and recent scholarship in a discussion-oriented format. Above all, we will seek to explore the question: can we characterize the Progressive Era, and progressive reform, as “democratic”?

Cost and registration information: 

Registration opens September 4, 2013.

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe Ross at

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