Stories that Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century
Seven Stories Press, 2011 M01 4 - 272 páginas
Exuberantly written, highly informative, Jensen's Stories That Changed America examines the work of twenty-one investigative writers, and how their efforts forever changed our country. Here are the pioneering muckrakers, like Upton Sinclair, author of the fact-based novel The Jungle, that inspired Theodore Roosevelt to sign the Pure Food and Drug Act into law; "Queen of the Muckrakers" Ida Mae Tarbell, whose McClure magazine exposés led to the dissolution of Standard Oil's monopoly; and Lincoln Steffens, a reporter who unearthed corruption in both municipal and federal governments.
You'll also meet Margaret Sanger, the former nurse who coined the term "birth control"; George Seldes, the most censored journalist in American history; Nobel Prize-winning novelist John Steinbeck; environmentalist Rachel Carson; National Organization of Women founder Betty Friedan; African American activist Malcolm X; consumer advocate Ralph Nader; and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters whose Watergate break-in coverage brought down President Richard Nixon.
The courageous writers Jensen includes in this deftly researched volume dedicated their lives to fight for social, civil, political and environmental rights with their mighty pens.
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In reaction to the muckrakers' criticism of corporate America, the fields of
advertising and public relations rapidly grew in size and import. The powerful
propagandistic vehicles gave corporate America the manipulative tools it needed
to refute ...
Seven dedicated themselves explicitly to exposing political and corporate
corruption, while eleven had the more general goal of saving or changing the
world. Some of them focused their efforts in areas such as women's rights and
One factor that may discourage muckraking in the future is the trend from
individual investigative reporting toward a corporate group approach. Nineteen
stories cited in this book resulted from dedicated individual efforts often at the
cost of ...
What interested Steffens was political and corporate corruption and he
persuaded his editor to let him pursue his interest. In 1902, Steffens went to St.
Louis where he had heard about a political problem involving bribery and the
Board of ...
The corporations were corrupted, the politicians were corruptible, and the crooks
prospered. ... The real villians were the supposedly upstanding corporate
executives who believed they should do anything to make business succeed and
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Jensen (communications studies, Sonoma State Univ.), the author of Twenty Years of Censored News, expands his theme in this book to cover a century of muckrakers. Jensen presents 21 writers, including ... Leer comentario completo
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