Episode 49 – Sisters Doin’ It For Themselves: Progressives, Women, and the City

Episode 49 – Sisters Doin’ It For Themselves: Progressives, Women, and the City

On Episode 49 of American History Too! we’re joined by the University of Manchester’s Katie Myerscough (@katiemyerscough) to discuss her research into the Progressive Era and the role women played in shaping American cities around the turn of the 20th century. Think that this era saw women exclusively on Suffrage? Well, think again.

We get struck into whether or not there was actually a progressive movement, what it was, and how it succeeded. Katie then guides us through how women sought to shape their surroundings while pretending not be political. 

Finally, we discuss whether or not we are on the cusp of a new Progressive Era in the United States.  

Thanks again for listening and we’ll be back next month to discuss American Exceptionalism.

Cheers,
Mark and Malcolm