This short essay describes Jacob Riis and Lewis Hines, two important documentary photographers of the turn of the twentieth century.
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 [...]
Progressive social scientists, like economist Alvin S. Johnson, disagreed with those who held Mexican and other immigrants as racially inferior an undesirable. Instead, he and his peers claimed that Mexican government and culture were "inferior" and [...]
This essay explains the significance of young female immigrants in the labor upheavals that helped define the Progressive Era.