"Simply put, this is history at its best.... A truly remarkable effort from one of our nation's finest historians."--Publishers Weekly "McGerr...captures the defining ethos of the progressive movement."--New York Times "[McGerr's] ambitious meld of character, policy, and context should make his book a landmark in the field."--The Nation "The author is a master of his subject, and his book may prove to be the definitive text on the triumphs and inevitable downfall of the progressive movement."--Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
Michael McGerr is Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. He is the recipient of an NEH fellowship and several teaching awars, and speaks regularly on topics in American history, politics, and culture.