"Crossing Class Boundaries" - Toby Higbie - Social Science History

"Crossing Class Boundaries" - Toby Higbie - Social Science History

Tramp Ethnographers and Narratives of Class in Progressive Era America

by: Toby Higbie | publication date: December 1, 1997 | Publication: Social Science History | volume: 21 | journal issue: 1 | pages: pp. 559-592

". . .This essay focuses on how these social investigators made sense of what they perceived as the troubling actions of unskilled male workers. Throughout the Progressive Era (roughly 1880-1925), middle-class intellectuals counted, classified, photographed, and otherwise examined the lives of working-class people. . ."

Toby Higbie highlights some of the first social investigative reporters from the Progressive Era.

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