The Shame of the Cities (Classic Reprint)

The Shame of the Cities (Classic Reprint)

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by Lincoln Steffens
     
 

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This is not a book. It is a collection of articles reprinted from McClure's Magazine. Done as journalism, they are journalism still, and no further pretensions are set up for them in their new dress. This classification may seem pretentious enough; certainly it would if I should confess what claims I make for my profession. But

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Excerpt from The Shame of the Cities

This is not a book. It is a collection of articles reprinted from McClure's Magazine. Done as journalism, they are journalism still, and no further pretensions are set up for them in their new dress. This classification may seem pretentious enough; certainly it would if I should confess what claims I make for my profession. But no matter about that; I insist upon the journalism. And there is my justification for separating from the bound volumes of the magazine and republishing, practically without re-editing, my accounts as a reporter of the shame of American critics. They were written with a purpose, they were published serially with a purpose, and they are reprinted now together to further that same purpose, which was and is - to sound for the civic pride of an apparently shameless citizenship.

There must be such a thing, we reasoned. All our big boasting could not be empty vanity, nor our pious pretensions hollow sham.

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ISBN-13:
9781331920663
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/21/2015
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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