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Historic progress and American democracy

an address delivered before the New-York historical society ... December 16, 1868

by John Lothrop Motley

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Published by C. Scribner and co. in New-York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Political science,
    • United States -- Politics and government

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby John Lothrop Motley.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK21 .M9
      The Physical Object
      Pagination74 p. ;
      Number of Pages74
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL7010306M
      LC Control Number09021112
      OCLC/WorldCa1165201

        The biggest of these is the desire to see democracy’s historical inevitability as a function of ethical progress. An orthodox American faith in “government by the people” masks truths. This book reminds me distinctly of the great muckraking texts of the progressive era—texts that really shook up the status quo in the American polity and economy. And I truly believe that this book has the potential to be one of those much-needed historic calls-to-action Bravo!”.

      Progress is the movement towards a refined, improved, or otherwise desired state. In the context of progressivism, it refers to the proposition that advancements in technology, science, and social organization have resulted, and by extension will continue to result, in an improved human condition; the latter may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through. Philosophical proponents of progress assert that the human condition has improved over the course of history and will continue to improve. Doctrines of progress first appeared in 18th-century Europe and epitomize the optimism of that time and place. Belief in progress flourished in the 19th century. While skeptics of progress did exist.

      Progressivism in the United States is a political philosophy and reform movement that reached its height early in the 20th century. Middle class and reformist in nature, it arose as a response to the vast changes brought by modernization such as the growth of large corporations, pollution and rampant corruption in American politics.. Historian Alonzo Hamby defined American progressivism as the. History. The party was founded in February by merger of the Organization for Popular Democracy – Labour Movement and nine parties supportive of it (the National Convention of Progressive Patriots–Social Democratic Party, the Party for Democracy and Rally, the Movement for Socialist Democracy, the Union of Social Democrats, the Group of Revolutionary Democrats, the Rally of Ideology: Big tent, Democratic socialism.


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