9:30 am to 12:30 pm
“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”?