Murray N. Rothbard: The Progressive Era

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Between the 1890’s and 1920’s, the Progressive Era was described as a time of social engagement and political reform across the United States. The objective of this dreadful time period was mainly to eradicate problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and of course, corruption in government. In this book, The Progressive Era, Rothbard mainly challenges the ideology going on during this time, including racism, which led to the cutting off of immigration, and many more. It is certainly clear that Rothbard was trying to convey and emphasize the problems and the effects it was having on these people during the hardship of what came to be known as the Progressive Era.
The Progressive Era is a book that exploits the real events as well as the destructive social conflicts going on at this time. Rothbard, in detail, explains how progressivism being introduced, brought upon the triumph of established racism, the immigration cut-off, the building of trade unions, science replacing religion, and statism, a political
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Rothbard was a historian, an Australian School economist, and a political theorist whose personal influenced work played a serious and important role in the development of what came to be known as the modern right-libertarianism. He wrote more than twenty books on political theory, revisionist history, economics, and other subjects. Some of his most famous books were The Ethics of Liberty, America’s Great Depression, For a New Liberty, and many more that contributed greatly into the American society. Rothbard was the founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism, a firm advocate of historical revisionism, and also acted as a leader in the twentieth-century American libertarian movement. He unfortunately, died on January 7, 1995 in New York. His contributions to society greatly influenced the America we know and love today, and will keep his memory alive
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