The DeSales Literature of the Progressive Era Classroom (Dorney Park)


This display focusses on the culture of the USA during the Progressive Era. This was a time of labour law reforms, for example, the end of child labour; the expansion of the railroads and so forth. It was also a time where a local (to DeSales University) park changed from being managed farm land into an amusement part by stages.

The students suggested the theme and much of the contents and have explored the history of the park as well as the history of the period in order to give their reading context.

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