AMH Discussion 6
Discussion #6: How progressive was The Progressive Era?
The Progressive era stands out as a time when American politics seriously confronted the social upheavals caused by industrialization. However, in some ways, the reform era was not very progressive in how it dealt with women, black Americans, and immigrants.
In order to prepare for this discussion forum:
Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 22 that support your discussion.
Read Booker T. Washington’s speech The Atlanta Compromise
Read W.E.B. Du Bois The Niagara Movement
The Niagra Movement’s “Declaration of Principles” by W.E.B.Du Bois
The Seneca Falls Convention (1848). Read Sojourner Truth’s Speech to the Akron Convention (1851) and The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848)
Background on The Niagara Movement-examine the archive
W.E.B. Du Bois collection of his writings
Read W.E.B.Du Bois -The Niagra Movement/PBS site
After you have completed your readings post a response to the following questions.
1. Compare and contrast the ideas of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. In your opinion, which of these two men had the better plan? Explain why.