Lake, Marilyn: This great America

Lake, Marilyn

“This great America”: HB Higgins and Transnational Progressivism‘, Historical Studies, 44, 2, June 2013, pp. 172-88

Australian history has not always been about our need to retain great and powerful friends. There have been times when the rest of the world looked to us as a role model and pioneer. This article traces the important role of Henry Bournes Higgins in pioneering minimum wages and places him firmly within an international Progressive tradition prior to World War I. A summary is here.

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