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Class And Gender Politics In Progressive-Era Seattle
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This book traces the interplay of class, gender, and politics in progressive-era Seattle, Washington during the formative period of industrialization and the establishment of a national market economy. With the rapid westward expansion of the capitalist marketplace by the dawn of the 20th century, national political and economic pressures significantly transformed both city and region. Despite the region's vast natural resources, the West had a highly urbanized population, surpassing even that of the industrial Northeast. Westerners celebrated the region's wide-open spaces, and even though a large part of the West's economy was centered in the mines, fields, and forests, most chose to live in the city. Cities thus witnessed the intersection of class, gender, and political reform as residents struggled to

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Chapter 1: Class, Gender, and Politics in Late-Nineteenth-Century Seattle
  2. pp. 11-26
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  1. Chapter 2: Citizens and Workers
  2. pp. 27-69
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  1. Chapter 3: Civic Life and Woman Suffrage
  2. pp. 70-114
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  1. Chapter 4: Chiffon Politics in Progressive-Era Seattle
  2. pp. 115-144
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  1. Chapter 5: The Demise of Seattleā€™s Progressive Spirit
  2. pp. 145-196
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  1. Epilogue: Patriotism, War, and the Red Scare
  2. pp. 197-216
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 217-270
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 271-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-296
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