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Muckraking Three Landmark Articles

ISBN-10: 0312089449
ISBN-13: 9780312089443
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Description: Printed together for the first time since their original publication in 1903, Ray Stannard Baker's piece on the coal strike, "The Right to Work"; Lincoln Steffens' expose of political corruption, "The Shame of Minneapolis"; and Ida Tarbell's story  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Printed together for the first time since their original publication in 1903, Ray Stannard Baker's piece on the coal strike, "The Right to Work"; Lincoln Steffens' expose of political corruption, "The Shame of Minneapolis"; and Ida Tarbell's story of corporate villainy, "The Oil War of 1872"; along with an editorial from S. S. McClure and the narrative of Ellen Fitzpatrick, invite students to explore and understand "muckraking."

Ellen Fitzpatrick is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire and author of Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Late-Nineteenth-Century America and the Origins of Muckracking
The Impact of Industrialism
The "Magazine Revolution"
The Making of the Journalists
Finding the Story: The Genesis of the Muckrakers' Investigative Reporting
Tarbell and "The Oil War of 1872"
Steffens and "The Shame of Minneapolis"
Baker and "The Right to Work"
The Documents
"The Shame of Minneapolis"
"The Oil War of 1872"
"The Right to Work"
Editorial: Concerning Three Articles in this Number of McClure's, and a Coincidence that May Set Us Thinking
Conclusion: Muckraking and its Aftermath
The Contemporary Response to Muckraking
The Demise of Muckraking
Appendices
A Brief Chronology of the Muckraking Years (1890-1912)
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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