The Muckrakers / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252069864
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 449
  • Sales rank: 1,444,423
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Illinios Paperback
Pt. 1 In the Beginning 1
Concerning Three Articles in This Number of McClure's, and a Coincidence that May Set Us Thinking 4
The Shame of Minneapolis - Boss rule of a city 6
The History of the Standard Oil Company: The Oil War of 1872 - How the "Mother of Trusts" operated 22
The Right to Work - The story of the nonstriking miner, or how union men kept scabs from working 40
Pt. 2 A Name Is Born 55
The Man with the Muckrake - The President of the United States makes a speech 58
Pt. 3 Behind Political Doors 67
The Treason of the Senate: Aldrich, the Head of It All - The "millionaires' club." The high point in muckraking 71
"Uncle Joe" Cannon - Unmasking the "Czar" of the House 87
Comment About Congress - How is your congressman voting? 99
The Story of Montana - Personal, commercial and political rivalry convulses a state 104
Tweed Days in St. Louis - A circuit attorney keeps his campaign promises 122
The First Ward Ball - "Pickpockets, bartenders, prostitutes, politicians and police captains celebrate the reign of graft." 139
Can This Be Whitewashed Also? - Land-office investigator touches off a national controversy 150
Mr. Ballinger and the National Grab Bag - Shall public property be grabbed by monopolists? 158
Pt. 4 Poison - Beware! 175
The Patent Medicine Conspiracy Against Freedom of the Press - Patent medicine advertisers coerce newspapers into a "hands-off" policy on their merchandise 179
The Great American Fraud - Fraudulent claims and endorsements of patent medicines 195
The Jungle - "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." 207
Pt. 5 People in Bondage 213
The Clash of the Races in a Southern City - Sheds light on a problem 216
The Racd War in the North - A challenge to the "spirit of the abolitionists." 233
Pt. 6 High Finance 241
The Rise of the Standard Oil Company - Insight into the manipulation of trusts 245
Frenzied Finance: (The Story of Amalgamated) - The phrase "the System" is coined as it pertains to stock manipulation and trusts in general 264
Lawson and His Critics - Questions from his reades erupt into a national exposure of insurance 286
Railroads on Trial - How railroads make public opinion 300
Pt. 7 The Church 307
The Tenements of Trinity Church - Does the good done by the charitable enterprises of Trinity Church equal the evil of tenements which help finance them? 311
Pt. 8 Prisons 321
A Burglar in the Making - Convicts sold to contractors to work out their sentences 325
Pt. 9 Labor 339
Making Steel and Killing Men - Unnecessary accidents in the steel mills 342
The Hoe-Man in the Making - Children of the looms 361
"De Kid Wot Works at Night" - The Newsboy and his newspapers 369
Pt. 10 Vice 385
The City of Chicago: A Study of the Great Immoralities - The reign of vice and its police protection 389
The Daughters of the Poor - Immigrant girls caught in the center of the white slave trade 408
Epilogue 431
Notes 437
Bibliography 441
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