The question is to write summary of the chapter in one to two pages in length--250-500 words, which embody the facts and ideas expressed.
Zinn, Howard. The Twentieth Century. A People's History. New York: Harper, 2005.
Chapter 2: The century began with what has come to be called The Progressive Era (1900-1914) during which many attempts were made to legislate a kinder, gentler capitalism. Advocates for reform in the food industry, the garment manufacturing sector and mining worked to ease the horrible conditions of labor and protect consumers from unscrupulous practices of unregulated entrepreneurs and "scientifically" managed industry. Who were the activists engaged in this movement and what ideas and outlooks did they represent? Did their efforts have lasting effects on the nature of a capitalist society and what examples might be given of the similarities and differences in business practices between then and now?
The question belongs to History and it discusses about writing a summary for the 2nd chapter from the book, The Twentieth Century, A People’s History by Zinn Howard.
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