Master of Arts
Dowling, Joseph Albert
For the most part scholars have debated the definition of progressive while virtually ignoring the applicability of the term movement. The progressives must agree on a common program, subscribe to common set of values and channel their efforts toward achieving a common purpose. None of these conditions are found in an examination of Philadelphia politics from 1910 until 1915. In addition this investigation does not support the contention that reformers are identifiable by the singularity and consistency of their political behavior.
Davies, Edward John II, "Philadelphia Progressivism 1910-1915: a reappraisal" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 3944.