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The muckrakers and the Progressive Era / Laurie Collier Hillstrom.

  • ISBN: 9780780810938 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0780810937 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Description: xvi, 248 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics,

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Merrimack College Stacks (3rd) PN4888.S6 H55 2010 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-238) and index.
Contents Note: Narrative overview. Prologue -- Events leading up to the Progressive Era -- The role of journalism in America -- Addressing social problems -- Battling the titans of industry -- Exposing government corruption -- The muckraking tradition continues -- Legacy of the Progressive Era -- Biographies. Ray Stannard Baker (1870-1946) : journalist and author of Following the color line -- S.S. McClure (1857-1949) : progressive owner and editor of McClure's magazine -- David Graham Phillips (1867-1911) : journalist who wrote the "Treason of the Senate" series -- Jacob Riis (1849-1914) : photographer and author of How the other half lives -- John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) : industrial tycoon, philanthropist, and major target of the muckrakers -- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) : president of the United States, 1901-1909 -- Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) : journalist, political leader, and author of The jungle -- Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) : Journalist and author of The shame of the cities -- Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944) : Journalist and author of The history of the Standard Oil Company -- Primary sources. President Theodore Roosevelt promises progressive reform -- Jacob Riis chronicles the struggles of the urban poor -- John Spargo describes the tragedy of child labor -- Ida Tarbell investigates the Standard Oil Trust -- Upton Sinclair exposes problems in the meatpacking industry -- Lincoln Steffens reveals the shame of the cities -- David Graham Phillips blasts corrupt U.S. senators -- Roosevelt calls crusading journalists "muckrakers" -- The Washington post gives wounded veterans a voice -- Pete Hamill explains the importance of investigative journalism -- Modern-day muckrakers face major challenges -- Important, people, places, and terms -- Chronology.
Summary: "Provides a detailed account of the muckraking movement in early twentieth-century American journalism and its contribution to progressive reforms. Explores how the muckraking tradition and progressive political ideas have continued through the modern era. Features include a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Journalism > Social aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
Social problems > Press coverage > United States.
Progressivism (United States politics) > History > 20th century.
United States > Social conditions > 20th century.