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Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-

Title The muckrakers and the Progressive Era / Laurie Collier Hillstrom.

Imprint Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  302.2309042 H559m 2010    ---  Available
Description xvi, 248 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Defining moments
Defining moments.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-238) and index.
Contents 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.
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.
ISBN 9780780810938 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0780810937 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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