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Changing the World:
American Progressives in War and Revolution
Alan Dawley

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"Changing the World is a tour de force of synthetic historical writing. Dawley has painted a comprehensive and engaging portrait of progressive America during the first half of the last century, and made the case for the enduring power of the reform spirit in our nation's consciousness. The bookranges across politics, social and economic change and is replete withtelling and colorful detail. Above all else, Changing the World is a good read."--Stanley N. Katz, Princeton University

"Fast-moving and insightful, Changing the World is a welcome contribution because it integrates foreign policy and domestic history. In offering a broad view of progressivism that packs much recent historical work into a highly readable book, it will be valuable to both general readers and specialists."--Emily S. Rosenberg, Macalaster College

"Framing Progressivism within the self-consciously global internationalism of the Atlantic world and beyond, Alan Dawley reveals the meshing of the domestic and international aspects of the movement. By integrating World War I into his highly readable synthesis of the period, he enables us to better understand the complexity of Progressivism and its challenges--and the origins of the issues that would set the agenda for the century's domestic and international politics. Without denying the serious and persistent failures of the Progressives, Dawley recovers their still pertinent aspirations. With fundamental issues about democracy, government, and global responsibility again being debated, this important book provides essential historical perspective."--Thomas Bender, Director, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University

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