Discussion #5- How progressive was the progressive era?

Discussion #5- How progressive was the progressive era?

Discussion #5: 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 only ONE of 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. 2.What issues regarding the plight of black women and poor women, does Sojourner raise in her speech? In your opinion, are they valid? 3.The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was modeled after the Declaration of Independence. What arguments are being raised in the Declaration? In your opinion, have they been addressed, or do any still need to be resolved in the 21st century?