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Middle-Class Values: Social Justice Vs. Middle Class

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On the one hand progressives wanted social justice. For example, they wanted women to be able to have the right to vote and they wanted to limit the power of business to exploit its workers. On the other hand, they wanted to achieve social control. The most obvious instance of this was their push for Prohibition. This was meant to force people to act like middle-class "native" Americans were supposed to. In my opinion, the driving forces were the same. The two goals were not seen as incompatible. Instead, they were both seen as things that would promote middle class
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