Forerunners Of Revolution

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This book examines social investigative reporting in American history, focusing on the years 1890-1915.

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Editorial Reviews

Editor and Publisher
It is Brasch's theory that the 'muckraker' investigative journalism light was never extinguished and that muckraking, despite an eclipse in the 'me-too' 1980s, is very much alive.
Journalism Quarterly
...Brasch concludes by making an insightful and intriguing distinction between muckraking and investigative reporting.
Media Development
...the book not only highlights the journalist's role in America, but also analyses the evolution of the press and society from the nation's emergence to the present.
The Midwest Book Review
Brasch's treatment blends investigative reporting, research, and analysis to present a scholarly yet lively review of how the muckrakers prompted changes in social awareness at the turn of the century....
Midwest Book Review
Brasch's treatment blends investigative reporting, research, and analysis to present a scholarly yet lively review of how the muckrakers prompted changes in social awareness at the turn of the century....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819179685
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter M. Brasch is Professor of Journalism at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He is also the author of The Press and the State: Sociohistorical and Contemporary Interpretations (UPA, 1986).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Killing the Revolution Chapter 2 The People's Champions Chapter 3 To Rob the Bees Chapter 4 A Pandemic Invasion: "A Conspiracy of Silence," by Upton Sinclair Chapter 5 Treason Against the People: "The Man with the Muck-Rake," by Theodore Roosevelt Chapter 6 A New Social Awareness Chapter 7 The Final Assault Chapter 8 Case Reviews Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index

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