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The Demographic Change and Progressive Political Strategy Series Report

The Demographic Change and Progressive Political Strategy Series

A series of reports about the progressives response to demographic change throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States.

Matt Browne, John Halpin, Ruy Teixeira

The Origins and Evolution of Progressive Economics Report
This January 1935 photo shows a mural depicting phases of the New Deal. (AP/File)

The Origins and Evolution of Progressive Economics

Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin examine several core assumptions that broadly define a progressive approach to economics in terms of theory, values, and practice.

Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

The Progressive Intellectual Tradition in America Report
The National Progressive Convention in Chicago is seen on August 6, 1912. As a philosophical tradition, progressivism in its most complete form developed as a “new liberalism” for a new century—updating the American liberal tradition from its Jeffersonian, small-government, republican roots best suited for the agrarian economy of the nation’s founding era to a more democratic and modern liberalism capable of checking rising corporate power. (Library of Congress)

The Progressive Intellectual Tradition in America

Part one of the Progressive Tradition Series examines the philosophical and theoretical development of progressivism as a response to the rise of industrial capitalism.

John Halpin, Conor P. Williams

Social Movements and Progressivism Report
Students from North Carolina A&T College stage a sit-down strike after being refused service at a luncheon counter in February 1960. The seeds of the great civil rights triumphs of the 20th century came from within progressivism itself. (Library of Congress)

Social Movements and Progressivism

Part three of the Progressive Tradition Series examines the influence of social movements for equality and economic justice on the development of progressivism.

John Halpin, Marta Cook

The Progressive Tradition in American Politics Report
A parade for suffrage is seen in New York City, October 23, 1915, in which 20,000 women marched. Improvements in American life, such as women's suffrage, would not have happened without the pioneering ideas of early progressives. (Library of Congress)

The Progressive Tradition in American Politics

Part two of the Progressive Tradition Series examines the politics of national progressivism from the agrarian populists to the Great Society.

Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

The Coming End of the Culture Wars Report
The culture wars, far from coming back, are likely coming to an end as a defining aspect of our politics. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

The Coming End of the Culture Wars

Ruy Teixeira analyzes new data and shows that the culture wars, far from coming back, are likely coming to an end as a defining aspect of our politics.

Ruy Teixeira

America’s Progressive Metros Report
El Paso, Texas, pictured here, saw a 51-point shift toward progressive values from 1988 to 2008. (Flickr/<a href=cordeauphotos)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/07/elpasoskyline_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/07/elpasoskyline_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/07/elpasoskyline_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/07/elpasoskyline_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/07/elpasoskyline_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

America’s Progressive Metros

Ruy Teixeira shows that the shift toward progressive values is happening most quickly in metropolitan areas.

Ruy Teixeira

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