Progressivism and Naturalism
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...Progressivism and Naturalism Progressivism and Naturalism Progressivism I. Progressivism can be defined as a reform movement aimed to reconstruct America. It was a response to poetical, social and cultural changes caused by industrialization (Eisenach, 2006). The main slogans of this movement were democracy, efficiency, regulation of large corporations and monopolies and social justice. The movement's critical mass was in the "urban middle classes interpreting "urban" as did the census bureau to include small towns and cities, not just metropolitan America. The "middle classes" included small business enterprisers of all types, squeezed by enormous corporations, resentful... to identify the...