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Shaking the Foundations 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America

ISBN-10: 1560254335
ISBN-13: 9781560254331
Edition: 2003
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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Irish immigrant parents in 1935, Pete Hamill attended Mexico City College, Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts before starting a career in journalism. In 1960, Hamill accepted an entry-level job at the New York Post, becoming a columnist five years later. Hamill subsequently worked as a columnist for the New York Daily News and the Village Voice. Later working as a contributing editor at Esquire, Hamill has written articles for the New York Times magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and Playboy magazine, among others. He is also an accomplished novelist, having written more than a dozen books, including his national best-selling memoir, A Drinking Life, and the novels Snow in August; Why Sinatra Matters; and Lost Cities, Vanished Friends.

Foreword
Introduction: Striking Through the Mask
The Invention of Exposure: 1798-1900
Benjamin Franklin Bache: "A Calm Observer" from the Philadelphia Aurora and General Advertiser (1795)
John Barber: From A History of the Amistad Captives (1840)
Herman Melville: "Flogging Through the Fleet" from White-Jacket (1850)
Henry Adams: From Chapters of Erie (1872)
The New York Times: "More Ring Villainy: Gigantic Frauds in the Rental of Armories" (1871)
John Swinton: "The New Slave Trade" from John Swinton's Paper (1884)
Nellie Bly: "Choking and Beating Patients" from Ten Days in a Madhouse (1887)
Jacob Riis: "Pauperism in the Tenements" from How the Other Half Lives (1890)
Ida B. Wells: "Lynching of Innocent Men (Lynched on Account of Relationship)" from A Red Record (1897)
Muckrakers and the Era of Reform: 1900-1920
Lincoln Steffens: "The Shame of Minneapolis: The Rescue and Redemption of a City That Was Sold Out" from McClure's Magazine (1903)
Ida Tarbell: "The Oil War of 1872" from The History of Standard Oil (1903)
Upton Sinclair: "The Condemned-Meat Industry: A Reply to Mr. J Ogden Armour" from Everybody's Magazine (1908)
Factories, Fields, and Fascists: Investigative Journalism's Forgotten Decades, 1920-1960
Vera Connolly: "Cry of a Broken People: A Story of Injustice and Cruelty that is as Terrible as it is True" from Good Housekeeping (1929)
Drew Pearson: "The Man Who Stayed Too Long" from Washington Merry-Go-Round (1931)
Carey McWilliams: "The Rise of Farm Fascism" from Factories in the Field (1939)
George Seldes: "The Suppressed Tobacco Story" from In Fact (1941)
Lowell L. Leake and PM: "Hitler Gets Millions for War Chest Through Links with American Firms" from PM (1941)
John Bartlow Martin: "The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped" from Harper's Magazine (1948)
Marvel Cooke: "The Bronx Slave Market" Parts I, II, and III from the New York Compass (1950)
Stetson Kennedy: "The Klavaliers Ride to a Fall" from The Klan Unmasked (1954)
Fred J. Cook: From "The Big Ones Get Away" from The Nation (1958)
Ralph Nader: "The Safe Car You Can't Buy," from The Nation (1959)
A Force to be Reckoned With: 1960-1990
Frank Donner: From "Anatomy of a Hate Group" from The Un-Americans (1962)
Rachel Carson: "And No Birds Sing" from Silent Spring (1962)
I.F. Stone: "All We Really Know is that We Fired the First Shots" from I.F. Stone's Weekly (1968)
Robert Scheer, Warren Hinckle, and Sol Stern: "The University on the Make" from Ramparts (1966)
Seymour Hersh: "The My Lai Massacre" from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1969)
Neil Sheehan and Hedrick Smith: "Vast Review of War Took a Year" from the New York Times (1971)
Jack Anderson: "Secret Memo Bares Mitchell-ITT Move," Kleindienst Accused in ITT Case," and "Contradictions Cited in ITT Case" from the Washington Post (1972)
Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein: "Spy Funds Linked to GOP Aides" and "Mitchell Controlled Secret GOP Fund" from the Washington Post (1972)
Jessica Mitford: "The Prison Business" from Kind and Usual Punishment (1973)
Mark Dowie, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Stephen Minkin: "Corporate Crime of the Century" from Mother Jones (1979)
Jonathan Kwitny: "Steinman" from Vicious Circles: The Mafia and the Marketplace (1979)
Penny Lernoux: "Villains Afoot" from Cry of the People (1980)
Allan Nairn: "Behind the Death Squads" from The Progressive (1984)
Themes for a New Century: 1990-2000
Roy Gutman: "Death Camp Horrors" from Newsday (1993)
Kenneth Armstrong and Steve Mills: "Death Row Justice Derailed" from the Chicago Tribune (1999)
William Greider: "These Dark Satanic Mills" from One World, Ready or Not (1997)
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