Stories That Changed America Muckrakers of the 20th Century

ISBN-10: 158322517X

ISBN-13: 9781583225172

Edition: 2002

Authors: Carl Jensen, Hugh Downs

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In this highly informative text, Carl Jenson examines 21 investigative writers, and their probing and influential work that forever changed the United States during the 20th century.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Hugh Downs, one of the most recognized figures in American television, coanchored ABC's 20/20, hosted NBC's Today show for nine years, and was Jack Paar's sidekick for five years on NBC's Tonight Show. He received multiple Emmy awards throughout his career and is the author of nine books. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Introduction: Muckraking in the Twentieth Century
Ida Mae Tarbell
Excerpts from The History of the Standard Oil Company
Young John Davison Rockefeller
Creating a Monopoly
Lincoln Steffens
Excerpt from The Shame of the Cities
Tweed Days in St. Louis
Upton Sinclair
Excerpts from The Jungle
From Chapter Three: Tour of the Stockyards
From Chapter Nine: Bubbly Creek Lard
From Chapter Fourteen: Spoiled Meat
Margaret Sanger
Excerpts from The Woman Rebel
The Aim
Abortion in the United States
A Little Lesson for Those Who Ought to Know Better
George Seldes
Excerpts from In fact
Cigarets Shorten Life
Tobacco Shortens Life
Make Users' Flesh Creep
61% Excess Deaths
Journalistic Bombshell
Excerpt from The Facts Are ...
The Greatest Power in War and Peace
John Steinbeck
Excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath
From Chapter Five: Who Can We Shoot?
J. William Fulbright
Excerpts from The Pentagon Propaganda Machine
From Chapter One: The Starbird Memorandum
From Chapter Two: Information to Propoganda
Rachel Carson
Excerpt from Silent Spring
A Fable for Tomorrow
I. F. Stone
Excerpt from I. F. Stone's Weekly
A Crisis and a Turning Point Approaches in Vietnam
Edward R. Murrow
Excerpts from In Search of Light
CBS news broadcast - March 10, 1950
CBS news broadcast - February 23, 1954
See It Now broadcast - March 9, 1954
CBS news broadcast - June 10, 1954
CBS news broadcast - May 2, 1957
Jessica Mitford
Excerpt from The American Way of Death
Myth of the Twentieth-Century American Funeral Rite
Betty Friedan
Excerpt from The Feminine Mystique
From Chapter Twelve: The Comfortable Concentration Camp
Malcolm X
Excerpt from Alex Haley's Playboy Interview with Malcolm X
Excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X
From Chapter Seventeen: Letter from Mecca
Michael Harrington
Excerpt from The Other America
From Chapter One: The Invisible Land
Paul Brodeur
Excerpt from Expendable Americans
The Dust that Ate Us Up
Paul Ehrlich
Excerpts from The Population Bomb
Too Many People
Too Little Food
A Dying Planet
Ralph Nader
Excerpt from Unsafe at Any Speed
Who Benefits from Auto Accidents?
The Sporty Corvair: The 'One-Car' Accident
Seymour Hersh
Excerpts from My Lai 4
From Chapter Three: The Day - Part I
From Chapter Four: The Day - Part II
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Excerpt from the Washington Post
GOP Security Aide Among Five Arrested in Bugging Affair
Frances Moore Lappe
Excerpt from Diet for a Small Planet
From the Foreword: The Beginning
From Part One: Cultural Eating Habits
From Part One Cash Crops
From Part One: The Poisoned Food Chain
From Part Two: Protein Isn't Everything
About the Author
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