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.
Though Tarbell was disappointed, she resolved to complete the biography. In
June 1894, she returned to America to prepare the manuscript for its final revision
. She was diverted from the Roland biography by a request from S. S. McClure to
Tarbell also had the notes she had taken earlier when she was planning to write
a novel about the oil region. Tarbell benefited from a series of discussions over a
two-year period with a Standard Oil executive — an introduction arranged by ...
While Tarbell spent more than five years on the Standard Oil story, she felt her
work was incomplete until she documented what happened after the break-up.
She wrote twenty thousand words as part of a third volume on Standard Oil, but
The favorable biographies of corporate leaders and her obsession with Lincoln
has led some critics to wonder about Tarbell's dedication to investigative
journalism. There was also a contradiction between the way Tarbell lived and
what she ...
1994; Fleming, Alice, Ida Tarbell: First of the Muckrakers, Thomas Y. Crowell
Company, New York, 1971; Lowrie, Arthur L., "Ida M. Tarbell: Investigative
Journalist Par Excellence," Ida Tarbell Home Page, World Web, Pelletier Library
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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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