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Background Essay on Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine
This short essay describes Jacob Riis and Lewis Hines, two important documentary photographers of the turn of the twentieth century.
Tags: Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Progressivism
An Economist Declares Mexicans "An Undesirable Class of Residents"
Discussions of the "Mexican problem" in the early 20th century often revolved around issues of race and culture, much as they did with other immigrant groups. Samuel Bryan published this study of Mexican immigrants in a leading Progressive social [...]
Tags: Mexican Immigration, Progressivism
Background Essay on Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
This essay explains the significance of young female immigrants in the labor upheavals that helped define the Progressive Era.