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The muckrakers

the era in journalism that moved America to reform : the most significant magazine articles of 1902-1912

by Arthur Weinberg

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political corruption -- United States,
  • United States -- Social conditions

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography : p. 441-449

    Statementedited and with notes by Arthur and Lila Weinberg
    SeriesCapricorn giant ; 246
    ContributionsWeinberg, Lila Shaffer
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 449 p. ;
    Number of Pages449
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16362076M
    ISBN 10399501665
    LC Control Number61016557

    The Muckrakers. 12, likes 43 talking about this. Muck / Progressive Punk / Genre-Fluid We experiment to create an eclectic set of ers: 12K.   The forerunners of modern investigative journalism emerged during the US Progressive Era Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt and became known as the muckrakers, a badge of shame they often wore with honor. Finding venues in the popular mass magazines of the early 20th century—such as Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, and McClure’s—and in more overtly populist, socialist publications, such as Author: Erik Kongshaug.

      Seymour Hersh has been the premier American investigative reporter of the last half-century. In the late s his articles helped inspire a partly successful campaign to abolish America’s arsenal of chemical and biological weapons. His exposé of the My Lai massacre revealed the savagery of the Vietnam War. He provided the first comprehensive account of President Richard . Muckrakers in the Progressive Era, a time from until when America quickly industrialized, pushed for reform and have altered the way we live today. These reformers brought about the awareness and tackled women’s rights, economic concentration, .

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Downie, Leonard. New muckrakers. Washington: New Republic Book Co., (OCoLC) Document Type. The book to be discussed is "The Case of the Murdered Muckraker" by Carola Dunn. BOOK NOTES He parlayed his skills as a journalist, muckraker, and gadfly into a job as editor of Mother Jones, where his managerial and personal shortcomings were quickly exposed in an unusually short-lived tenure.


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DDT was banned thanks to this book. Muckrakers have helped to bring down politicians (All the President's Men) and huge corporations (The History of the Standard Oil Company), but they can also pay heavily for their work – Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was gunned down in for exposing Vladimir Putin's strong-arm tactics.

The book spends some time on the atmosphere in which the muckrakers were born. It talks about the growth of mass circulation magazines such as "McClures" and "Cosmopolitan" that took it upon themselves to finance investigative reporters and publish their in-depth revelations to much scandle and positive affect/5(2).

All aspects of American life interested the muckrakers, the most famous of whom are Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, David Graham Phillips, Ray Stannard Baker, Samuel Hopkins The muckrakers book, and Upton Sinclair. In the early s magazine articles that attacked trusts—including those of Charles E.

Russell on the beef trust, Thomas Lawson on Amalgamated. The Muckrakers book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This edition of Louis Filler's classic account carries the muckraking tradi /5(5). Muckraker, any of a group of American writers identified with pre-World War I reform and expose literature.

The muckrakers provided detailed, accurate journalistic accounts of the political and economic corruption and social hardships caused by the power of big business in.

Start studying The Muckrakers. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. In this lesson, students learn how Progressive reformers in government used the public outrage over Upton Sinclair’s The muckrakers book The Jungle as a catalyst for story of how two progressives, Theodore Roosevelt and Harvey W.

Wiley, worked together within the federal government is not as well-known as the role played by Sinclair’s The Jungle, but it provides the needed historical and. This book is a little dated as it was published in the mids but nonetheless, I recommend it not for a general audience but for those interested in studying the history of journalism.

I think we take for granted journalists like Seymour Hersh for raising our consciousness about Abu Gharib but Washington journalists were not always willing Cited by: 9.

The Jungle is a novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (–). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.

His primary purpose in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United : Upton Sinclair. The classic history of the muckraking era () has been extended to trace the muckrakers' influence through World War II and McCarthyism, the civil rights movement and the counterculture, Korea and Vietnam, Naderism and women's liberation, and Watergate.

(Former editions stopped with the New Deal.) The book that Allan Nevins called, "By all odds the best account in print of a most. Influential Muckrakers. Let's now look at a few of the most influential muckrakers of the Progressive Era that you should remember.

Inurban political machines came under fire by the muckrakers. Famous Muckrakers Gustavus Myers - Gustavus Myers (–) wrote about corruption in his book "The History of Tammany Hall" Famous Muckrakers John Spargo - John Spargo (–) published 'The Bitter Cry of the Children' in about child labor conditions in the coal mines and the plight of the "breaker boys".

Muckrakers. This is the currently selected item. Practice: Progressivism. Next lesson. The United States in World War I. Sort by: Top Voted. The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Progressivism.

Up Next. Progressivism. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. At the beginning of the century, a band of crusading journalists and reformers - sometimes radical, often courageous, always determined - altered the course of American life.

These were the muckrakers, the men and women whose vivid exposes of political corruption, industrial brutality, corporate greed, and social injustice set in motion a surge of reform in the United States. This San Francisco-based author compiled a series of his explosive McClure's magazine articles on corrupt urban politicians in this book.

Steffens, who later turned to socialism as the antidote to the nation's ills, was a prominent muckraking journalist.

Clearly written, this [book] offers a very readable and informative introduction to American muckrakers. " —Booklist November 1, Golden Kite Award Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Nonfiction Award Book.

Orbis Pictus Awards National Council of Teachers of English Honor Book. Notable Children's Book American. The statement has been made that the muckrakers and their work do not deserve dignified historical treatment. Whether or not the present study can be called dignified, the reader must judge for himself; but if it sheds any new light on the period under consideration, it can--from the historical point of view.

The period from the last years of the Gilded Age in the s and early s to the late s is called the "Progressive Era."That was because most Americans were looking at problems like women's rights, workers' rights, unsafe and unsanitary cities, obscenely rich millionaires with poorly paid servants, racial inequality, environmental destruction, and alcoholism, and were like, "This is.

The bulk of the book is a series of profiles of new muckrakers, famous and not‐so‐famous practicing investigative reporters from Jack Anderson and. Muckrakers during the Gilded Age were people who dug up the dirtiest stories possible. One of the biggest muckrakers known was Upton Sinclair.

He wrote a book called "The Jungle" which talked about the meat industry. In this book, Sinclair talked about how gross and un sanitized the meat industry was. Once other publications saw how profitable these exposés had been, they courted muckrakers of their own.

InThomas Lawson brought the inner workings of the stock market to light in Frenzied Finance. John Spargo unearthed the horrors of child labor in The Bitter Cry of the Children in That same year, David Phillips linked 75 senators to big business interests in The Treason of the.The term "muckraker" was taken from the fictional character in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, a man who was consigned to rake muck endlessly, never lifting his eyes from his drudgery.

People in the United States had long been displeased with the unsafe conditions, political corruption and social injustice of the industrial age, but it was not until the late 19th century that the.Ann Bausum talked about her book [Muckrakers: How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism], published by.