For anybody interested in the Progressive era, this book is definitely a must read. Indeed, it should be required reading for all those who want to understand the problems and possibilities of contemporary American politics.(Richard J. Ellis, editor of Speaking to the People:The Rhetorical Presidency in Historical Perspective)
An outstanding collections of essays. The comparison of the Progressive era to politics and society today and the analysis of the contours and enduring impact of the Progressive tradition are the most distinctive contributions of the book.(Margaret Weir, coeditor of The Politics ofSocial Policy in the United States)
Sidney M. Milkis is professor of politics at Brandeis University and author of The President and the Parties. For many years the editor of Polity, Jerome M. Mileur is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.