The Muckrakers and the Progressive Era

The Muckrakers and the Progressive Era

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom
     
 

Omnigraphics' Defining Moments series was created for the express purpose of meeting the growing appetite for authoritative, useful resources on the nation's history. This series, which focuses on pivotal events that transformed the United States' political, cultural, and social landscape, will be of enduring value to anyone interested in learning more about

Overview

Omnigraphics' Defining Moments series was created for the express purpose of meeting the growing appetite for authoritative, useful resources on the nation's history. This series, which focuses on pivotal events that transformed the United States' political, cultural, and social landscape, will be of enduring value to anyone interested in learning more about America's Past-and in understanding how these events continue to reverberate today.

The Muckrakers and the Progressive Era-like all volumes in the Defining Moments series-is arranged in three distinct sections. The Narrative Overview section provides a detailed, factual account of this "defining moment" in American history, from its earliest inception to its legacy today. The Biographies section includes valuable biographical background on leading figures involved in the era, concluding with a list of sources for further information on the individual. The Primary Sources section collects a broad range of essential and enlightening documents on the topic, from official documents to letters, memories, and more.

Other valuable features include a glossary of important people, places, and terms; a chronology of events; a bibliography; an annotated list of sources; and a subject index.

Students using Defining Moments: The Muckrakers and the Progressive Era will find information on a wide range of topics suitable for historical research and writing reports:

The history of American Journalism from the colonial era to modern times

Economic, social, and political developments that led to the Progressive Era

Chief areas a interest of the muckrakers, including political corruption, mistreatment of workers, the plightof immigrants, and urban misery and decay

Various ways in which the Muckraking Era and the Progressive Era intersected-and proved mutually beneficial to one another.

Landmarks of muckraking journalism, including Ida Tarbell's exposé of Standard Oil, Upton Sinclair's investigation of the meatpacking industry, and Lincoln Steffens's "Shame of the Cities" series

President Theodore Roosevelt and his complicated relationship with the muckrakers

Factors leading to the close of the Muckraking Era

Challenges facing the current generation of "muckraking" journalists

The legacy of the muckrakers on contemporary journalism and on American politics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780810938
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Defining Moments Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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