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 Third Great Awakening

The Third Great Awakening (Second Turning, 1886-1908), began with the Haymarket Riot and the student missionary movement, rose with agrarian protest and labor violence, and climaxed in Bryan’s revivalist candidacy (in 1896).  Gilded Age realism came under harsh attack from trust-blasting muckrakers, Billy Sunday evangelicals, “new woman” feminists, and chautauqua dreamers.  After radicalizing and splitting the Progressive movement, the passion cooled when William Howard Taft succeeded Teddy Roosevelt in the White House.

    Gilded entering elderhood

    Progressives entering midlife

    Missionaries entering young adulthood

    Lost entering childhood

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