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Forerunners of Revolution: Muckrakers and the American Social Conscience
     

Forerunners of Revolution: Muckrakers and the American Social Conscience

by Walter M. Brasch
 
This book examines social investigative reporting in American history, focusing on the years 1890-1915. Contents: Killing the Revolution; The People's Champions; To Rob the Bees; A Pandemic Invasion: "A Conspiracy of Silence", by Upton Sinclair; Treason Against the People: "The Man with the Muck-Rake," by Theodore Roosevelt; A New Social Awareness; The

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This book examines social investigative reporting in American history, focusing on the years 1890-1915. Contents: Killing the Revolution; The People's Champions; To Rob the Bees; A Pandemic Invasion: "A Conspiracy of Silence", by Upton Sinclair; Treason Against the People: "The Man with the Muck-Rake," by Theodore Roosevelt; A New Social Awareness; The Final Assault; Case Reviews; Bibliography; Index.

Author Biography: 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).

Editorial Reviews

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....
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819179678
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.71(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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