Digging Up Dirt: The Muckrakers by Sean Price, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Digging Up Dirt: The Muckrakers

Digging Up Dirt: The Muckrakers

by Sean Price
     
 

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The Muckrakers were the writers and photographers who exposed the uglier side of American life, such as the disgusting and dangerous conditions that existed in Chicago’s stockyards, or the awful way patients were treated in insane asylums. They exposed the fact that young children were working in dangerous coal mines and factories. What were patent medicines and

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The Muckrakers were the writers and photographers who exposed the uglier side of American life, such as the disgusting and dangerous conditions that existed in Chicago’s stockyards, or the awful way patients were treated in insane asylums. They exposed the fact that young children were working in dangerous coal mines and factories. What were patent medicines and why were they a real problem? What happened in Tammany Hall? And what horrifying practice did Ida B. Wells-Barnett write about? Find out all this and more! Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility. Vocabulary is defined at the point of use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410931269
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
American History Through Primary Sources Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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