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Class and Gender Politics in Progressive-Era Seattle
by John C. Putman
University of Nevada Press, 2008
eISBN: 978-0-87417-743-5 | Cloth: 978-0-87417-736-7
Library of Congress Classification JS1455.2.A8P88 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.979777209041

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book traces the interplay of class, gender, and politics in progressive-era Seattle, Washington during the formative period of industrialization and the establishment of a national market economy. With the rapid westward expansion of the capitalist marketplace by the dawn of the 20th century, national political and economic pressures significantly transformed both city and region. Despite the region's vast natural resources, the West had a highly urbanized population, surpassing even that of the industrial Northeast. Westerners celebrated the region's wide-open spaces, and even though a large part of the West's economy was centered in the mines, fields, and forests, most chose to live in the city. Cities thus witnessed the intersection of class, gender, and political reform as residents struggled to <br>

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