Anti-Saloon League 16th National Convention delegate button with attached ribbons. The button's face reads: "16th National convention. Anti-Saloon League of America. Atlantic City, July 6-9, 1915. / A Stainless Flag / A Saloonless Country".
The growth of cities and industry in the late nineteenth century brought sweeping changes to American society. Minneapolis and Saint Paul grew rapidly. Urban labor provided new opportunities for Minnesotans as well as new challenges. Business practices and labor rights became topics of heated debate. The progressive movement spread amid growing concerns about the place of ordinary Americans in relation to the new urban landscape.