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MSU's Marshall to present Progressive Era talk Thursday


Special to The Dispatch



In celebration of the national touring exhibition "The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917" currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Dr. Anne Marshall will present "The Progressive Era: A Search for Order" Thursday Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room.  


Dr. Marshall, assistant professor at Mississippi State University, will discuss the rising tide of disorder that seemed for many Americans to characterize the large scale industrialization of the United States and the broad range of citizens who attempted to address it. 


The exhibit will be on display through the end of this month. 


"It brings the early 20th century to life, offering viewers of all ages the chance to experience the events felt acutely in this age: a growing divide between workers and the wealthy; the intensity of growth in American cities; and the effects of reform movements attempting to rein in businesses, government, and the social ills brought on by industrialization," shared library archivist Mona Vance.  


The Age of Progressive Reform was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and curated by Kirsten Swinth, Magis Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Fordham University in New York City.  


For more information about Gilder Lehrman''s traveling exhibitions visit 


The exhibit and program have been made possible by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. 


Both the program and exhibit are free and open to the public. 


For more information contact Vance at 662-329-5304, or at [email protected]



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