Muckraking! The Journalism That Changed America

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 6/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Poor
Jacob Riis Tells How the Other Half Lives. Scribner's, 1890
Edwin Markham Writes of the Horrors of Child Labor. Cosmopolitan, September 1906
McClure's Magazine Tells How Young Women Are Turned to Prostitution. McClure's, November 1909
John Steinbeck Introduces America to the Plight of California Migrants. San Francisco News, October 1936
The Daytona Beach Morning Journal Spotlights the Ills of City's Slum Housing. June 18 and 19, 1957
The Other America: Michael Harrington Reminds the Country of the Hidden Poor. The Other America, 1962
Voice from the Hollows: Homer Bigart Writes of Poverty in Appalachia and Sets Off a War on Poverty. New York Times, October 20, 1963
The Working Class
Labor Journalist John Swinton Demands Justice for Working People and Keeps the Idea of Unions Alive. John Swinton's Paper, May 1884
Old Age at Forty: John A. Fitch Attacks Steel's Twelve-Hour Day and Twenty-Four-Hour Turn. American Magazine, March 1911
William G. Shepherd of the United Press Describes the Horrors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. United Press, May 27, 1911
Edward Levinson Lets a Strikebreaker Convict Himself in His Own Words. New York Post, October 25, 1934
The New Masses Reveals Deaths from Silicosis in Hawk's Mountain Tunnel Project. New Masses, January 15, 1935
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Assigns Blame for the Centralia Mine Disaster. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 30, 1947
Mary Heaton Vorse Exposes Corruption on the New York Waterfront. Harper's, April 1952
United Mine Workers Journal Forces Federal Government to Name a New Mine Safety Official. United Mine Workers Journal, July 1-15, 1974
Public Health and Safety
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Attacks the Swill Milk That Was Killing New York Children. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 8, 1858
The San Francisco Examiner Has a Reporter Jump Overboard to Bring Harbor Ferry Safety. San Francisco Examiner, September 2, 1888
The Chicago Tribune Brings Safer Fourth of July Celebrations. Chicago Tribune, July 5, 1899
The Reader's Digest Breaks the Silence on Cigarettes and Death. Reader's Digest, December 1952
Ralph Nader and The Nation Open the Fight for Automobile Safety. The Nation, April 11, 1959
Nick Kotz of the Des Moines (Iowa) Register Finds Loopholes in Federal Meat Laws. Des Moines Register, July 16, 1967
Blacks as Guinea Pigs: The Associated Press Uncovers the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Associated Press, July 25, 1972
"Pinto Madness": Mother Jones's Mark Dowie Says Ford Motor Company Puts Costs Above Safety. Mother Jones, September-October 1977
Larry Kramer Issues a Call for Action Against AIDS. New York Native, March 14-27, 1983
Randy Shilts Reveals That Rock Hudson Has AIDS and the Public Attitude Toward the Disease Begins to Change. San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 1985
Guinea Pigs of the Atomic Age: A New Mexico Reporter Breaks Government Silence. Albuquerque Tribune, November 15, 1993
A Houston Television Station Reveals the Pattern of Ford-Firestone Deaths. Station KHOU, Houston, February 7, 2000
Women, Their Rights, Nothing Less
A Meeting Is Called, and the Fight for Women's Suffrage Begins. Seneca County Courier, July 14, 1848
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Revolution Saves a Woman Accused of Infanticide from the Gallows. The Revolution, 1869
The New Republic Takes Up Margaret Sanger's Crusade for Birth Control. New Republic, March 6, 1915
Betty Friedan Writes of Limited Roles for Women and Begins a Revolution. The Feminine Mystique, 1963
A New Kind of Women's Magazine Brings the Karen Silkwood Story to the Public. Ms., April 1975
Politics
The Newport (Virginia) Mercury Publishes the Virginia Resolves and Sets America on the Course to Independence. Newport Mercury, June 24, 1765
"King of Frauds": The New York Sun Exposes the Credit Mobilier. New York Sun, September 4, 1872
Presidential Campaign of James G. Blaine Falters on Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion. New York World, October 30, 1884
Muckraker David Graham Phillips Tells How the U.S. Senate Has Been Bought by the Monied Interests. Cosmopolitan, March 1906
Collier's Magazine Helps Break the Power of Speaker Joe Cannon. Collier's, May 23, 1908
Young Journalist Edgar Snow Visits the Chinese Communists' Rural Strongholds and Introduces the Chinese Communists to the West. Red Star Over China, 1937
Columnist Drew Pearson Turns the Tables on a McCarthyite Congressman. "Washington Merry-Go-Round," August 4, 1948
Breaking from the "Silent Press," the Seattle Times Fights Anti-Communism and Saves a Professor's Job. Seattle Times, October 21, 1949
Edward R. Murrow Defends an Air Force Lieutenant Unjustly Tarred in Anti-Communist Attacks. See It Now, CBS, October 20, 1953
The Los Angeles Times Reports on the John Birch Society and Takes a Step Toward Becoming a Major American Newspaper. Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1961
Life Magazine Brings Down a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Life, May 9, 1969
Two Young Washington Post Reporters Follow the Money and Force the Resignation of a President. Washington Post, August 1, 1972
The Miami Herald Finds Voter Fraud and Forces a Mayor from Office. Miami Herald, January 11, 1998
Muckraking!
Helen Hunt Jackson Writes in Defense of Native Americans When Few Others Care. A Century of Dishonor, 1885
Nellie Bly Spends Ten Harrowing Days in a Mad-House. New York World, October 16, 1887
Lincoln Steffens Exposes the Shame of a City. McClure's, January 1903
Muckraker Ida M. Tarbell Takes on John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company. McClure's, 1904
McClure's Magazine Brings Increased Regulation of America's Railroads. McClure's, December 1905
The World-Telegram and Sun Does the Impossible and Stops Power Broker Robert Moses. World-Telegram and Sun, July 30, 1956
Jessica Mitford Puts Funeral Directors Under New Scrutiny. The American Way of Death, 1963
Seymour M. Hersh Reveals Illegal C.I.A. Spying in America. New York Times, December 22, 1974
Secrets of the Parish: The National Catholic Reporter Unveils the Hidden Story of Priests Molesting Children. National Catholic Reporter, June 7, 1985
Freedom
William Lloyd Garrison Announces Publication of Abolitionist Paper and Says "I Will Be Heard." The Liberator, 1831
Illinois Editor Elijah Lovejoy Attacks Slavery and Is Shot to Death. The Observer, 1837
The Most Respected Black Man in America Demands That Slavery Must End and Says Blacks Must Serve in Union Army. Frederick Douglass' Paper, June 2, 1854. Douglass' Monthly, October 1862, April 1863
Solitary Voice: Ida B. Wells Attacks Lynchings. Southern Horrors, Lynch Law in All Its Phases, 1892
A Report on a Race Riot in Illinois Brings Founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The Independent, September 1908
Condemning the "Rope and Faggot" of the South, the Chicago Defender Helps Create the Great Migration. Chicago Defender, October 7, 1916
The New York World Unveils the New Ku Klux Klan. New York World, September 6, 1921
John Howard Griffin Makes Himself Black to Experience Being a Negro in the South. Sepia, April to September, 1960
A White Southern Editor Stands Up for Justice in Racist South. Lexington (Mississippi) Advertiser, June 13, 1963
The Detroit Free Press Reveals Needless Killings in 1967 Race Riot. Detroit Free Press, September 3, 1967
Ghosts of Mississippi: The Jackson Clarion-Ledger Reopens the Case of the Medgar Evers Murder. Clarion-Ledger, October 1, 1989
Sports
The Chicago Tribune Demands Reforms to Stop the Deaths and Carnage in College Football. Chicago Tribune, November 26, 1905
Say It Ain't So: Hugh Fullerton Charges That the Chicago White Sox Threw the 1919 World Series. Chicago Herald and Examiner, October 6, 1919
The Black and Communist Press Lead the Way to Integration of Baseball. The Daily Worker, March 7, 1945. Pittsburgh Courier, April 21, 1945
The New York Herald Tribune Stops Baseball Players' Strike Over Jackie Robinson. New York Herald Tribune, May 9, 1947
"Cage Star's Story of 'Fix'": The New York Journal-American Cracks a Basketball Betting Scandal and Shocks American Sports. New York Journal-American, January 18, 1951
Jim Bouton Writes Honestly About Baseball and Changes Sports and Sports Writing. Look, June 2, 1970
St. Paul Pioneer Press Reveals Academic Cheating in U-Minnesota Basketball Program. St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 10, 1999
Conservation
William Bartram Journeys Through the Wilderness in Early America. Travels, 1791
The New York Tribune Asks That the Adirondacks Be Saved. New York Tribune, September 2, 1883
George Bird Grinnell Defends Birds from the Demands of Fashion. Forest and Stream, February 11, 1886
John Muir Demands Protection of the Yosemite Valley. Century, August 1890
Promising He Doesn't Have to Come to the Office (That Would be Like "Putting a Grizzly Into a Swallow-tail and Patent-Leather Pumps"), The Ladies' Home Journal Hires Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton and Thereby Helps Create the American Boy Scouts. Ladies' Home Journal, May 1902
An Urban Planner Creates the Appalachian Trail. Journal of the American Institute of Architects, October 1921
Bernard DeVoto Says the West Belongs to All. Harper's, January 1947
The Writings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Win Friends for the Everglades. The Everglades: River of Grass, 1947
Sigurd F. Olson and Harold H. Martin Plea for Protection of the Quetico-Superior Wilderness. Saturday Evening Post, September 25, 1948
Challenging the Washington Post, Justice William O. Douglas Takes Editorial Writers on a Hike and Saves the C & O Canal. Washington Post, January 3 and 19, 1954
Rachel Carson Creates a Firestorm by Saying That Pesticides Are Killing Birds and Mammals. Silent Spring, 1962
Editor Les Line and New Reporters Reinvigorate Audubon Magazine. Audubon, March 1975
America at War
Isaiah Thomas Reports the Battles at Lexington and Concord, and the American Revolution Begins. Massachusetts Spy, May 3, 1775
"Sunshine Soldiers and Summer Patriots": Thomas Paine Helps Form a Nation. January 10, 1776
George W. Smalley Covers the Battle of Antietam and Elevates American War Reporting. New York Tribune, September 1862
Century Magazine Publishes "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War," Saves General Grant from Bankruptcy, and Creates Interest in the Civil War that the United States Had Seemed It Wished to Forget. Century, November 1884 to November 1887
James Creelman of the New York World Reveals Horrors in Japanese Conquest of Port Arthur, Manchuria. New York World, December 12, 1894
This Is London: Edward R. Murrow on Radio Describes the German Blitz. CBS Radio, September 25, 1940
The Holocaust Exposed: How Could the World Not Know? Jewish Frontier, November 1942. New York Herald Tribune, May 1, 1945
As Helicopters Round Up a Handful of Vietcong Soldiers, David Halberstam Sees "An Endless, Relentless War." The Making of a Quagmire, 1965
Seymour M. Hersh and the Dispatch News Service Reveal the Killings at My Lai and Another Tragedy of the Vietnam War. Dispatch News Service, November 13, 1969
The New York Times Publishes the Pentagon Papers and Explains a War. New York Times, June 13, 1971
Roy Gutman of Newsday Uncovers Bosnian Death Camps. Newsday, August 2, 1992
The Press
The John Peter Zenger Case: The Truth Shall Make You Free. New-York Weekly Journal, August 18, 1735
The First Penny Paper: The New York Sun Announces a Paper for All New Yorkers. New York Sun, September 3, 1833
James Gordon Bennett Talks to a Madam and Creates a Journalism Practice: the Interview. New York Herald, June 4, 1836
A Muckraking Magazine Reveals the Truth Behind Patent Medicines. Collier's, November 4, 1905
Columnist Heywood Broun Demands Formation of a Newspaper Union. New York World-Telegram, August 7, 1933
Chicago Daily News Identifies Editors on State Payroll. Chicago Daily News, April 14, 1949
Jack Gould Forces the New York Times to Stop Its Reporters and Editors from Accepting Christmas Gifts and Junkets. New York Times, October 27, 1959
New York Times Reporter A. H. Raskin Gets Times Labor Relations Negotiator to Resign. New York Times, April 1, 1963
Esquire Magazine Publishes a New Kind of Nonfiction Reporting and Changes American Magazines and Books. Esquire, March 1965
Three Reporters Who Lied--and Got Caught. Philadelphia Magazine, April 1967. Detroit Free Press, May 23, 1973. Washington Post, April 19, 1981
Reporters Avenge the Killing of Their Colleague. Investigative Reporters and Editors, series beginning March 13, 1977
The American Journalism Review Takes on the Issue of Reporters Accepting Speaking Fees. American Journalism Review, May 1994
Crime and Punishment
Everybody's Magazine Stops the Leasing of Convicts from Georgia Prisons. Everybody's, June 1908
The Ponzi Scheme Is Exposed, and a New Term Is Added to the American Vocabulary. Boston Post, August 11, 1920
The United Press Asks a Question and Creates a Tradition: the FBI's Most-Wanted List. United Press, February 7, 1949
Ronnie Dugger of the Texas Observer Covers Night-Rider Shootings of Three Black Youths and Helps Set the Observer on Its Way as a Liberal Voice in Conservative Texas. Texas Observer, November 2, 1955
Justice and Injustice: The Reporter as Criminal Investigator. Chicago Daily News, May 31, 1924. Houston Post, November 4, 1963. Miami Herald, February 5, 1967
The Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser Tells How Experimental Drugs Are Tested on Prison Inmates. Montgomery Advertiser, January 10, 1969
The Philadelphia Inquirer Breaks Police Silence on Dubious Confessions. Philadelphia Inquirer, 1977
Reginald Stuart in Emerge Magazine Writes of Unfairness of Mandatory Minimum Sentences, and a Woman Is Freed from Prison. Emerge, May 1996
Northwestern University Student Journalists Free an Innocent Man from Death Row. 1999
Americana
Gold in California. California Star, June 10, 1848. New York Herald, September 15, 1848
Horace Greeley Goes West and Calls for Construction of a Transcontinental Railroad. New York Tribune, October 1859
Sarah Josepha Hale and Godey's Lady's Book Convince Lincoln to Create Thanksgiving. Godey's Lady's Book, September 1863
Not Waiting for Millionaires, Joseph Pulitzer Asks His Readers for Pennies, Nickels, and Dimes to Erect the Statue of Liberty. New York World, March 16, 1885
The Village Voice's Richard Goldstein Takes the New Pop Scene Seriously and Helps Introduce America to a New Art Form, Rock Music, and to Itself. Village Voice, 1968
The Grand Forks (North Dakota) Herald Holds Its Community Together After a Disastrous Flood. Grand Forks Herald, April 27, 1997
An Afterword
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