It's hard to put the Progressive Era more succinctly than the 1912 film The Land Beyond the Sunset, about a boy who has a terrible home life and who gets.
On February 27, 1869, the great workplace health and safety reformer Alice Hamilton was born. I dislike highlighting birthdates or deathdates for the labor history series, but the history of.
This is the grave of Louis Brandeis. Born in 1856 in Louisville to secular Jewish immigrant parents from Prague, Brandeis grew up there mostly, although the family did return to.
This is the grave of Charles Evans Hughes. Born in 1862 in Glens Falls, New York, Hughes enrolled at what is today Colgate University at the age of 14, transferred.
On May 1, 1899, Florence Kelley began her work for the National Consumers' League. Not only was the Consumers League a critical organization in the fight against child labor, but.
Underneath this rock is buried Jacob Riis. A Danish immigrant, Riis became one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era, exposing the terrible conditions of immigrants and the urban.
On November 26, 1910, a factory building in Newark, New Jersey caught on fire, killing 25 textile workers. This should have been a call to arms for workplace safety reform,.
This is the grave of Gifford Pinchot. Like most Progressives, Gifford Pinchot's legacy is deeply complicated. The nation's first major forester, a process begun with his father felt terrible for.