Stories that changed america : muckrakers of the 20th century (电子图书, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Stories that changed america : muckrakers of the 20th century

著者: Carl Jensen; Hugh Downs
出版商: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2014.
版本/格式:   电子图书 : 文献 : 英语查看所有的版本和格式
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Exuberantly written, highly informative, Jensen's Stories That Changed America examines the work of twenty-one investigative writers, and how their efforts forever changed our country. Here are the pioneering muckrakers, like Upton Sinclair, author of the fact-based novel The Jungle, that inspired Theodore Roosevelt to sign the Pure Food and Drug Act into law; "Queen of the Muckrakers" Ida Mae Tarbell, whose McClure  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Electronic books
附加的形体格式: Print version
材料类型: 文献, 互联网资源
文档类型 互联网资源, 计算机文档
所有的著者/提供者: Carl Jensen; Hugh Downs
ISBN: 9781609803063 160980306X
OCLC号码: 869308770
描述: 1 online resource
责任: Carl Jensen and Hugh Downs.

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Exuberantly written, highly informative, Jensen's Stories That Changed America examines the work of twenty-one investigative writers, and how their efforts forever changed our country. Here are the pioneering muckrakers, like Upton Sinclair, author of the fact-based novel The Jungle, that inspired Theodore Roosevelt to sign the Pure Food and Drug Act into law; "Queen of the Muckrakers" Ida Mae Tarbell, whose McClure magazine exposEs led to the dissolution of Standard Oil's monopoly; and Lincoln Steffens, a reporter who unearthed corruption in both municipal and federal governments. You'll also meet Margaret Sanger, the former nurse who coined the term "birth control"; George Seldes, the most censored journalist in American history; Nobel Prize-winning novelist John Steinbeck; environmentalist Rachel Carson; National Organization of Women founder Betty Friedan; African American activist Malcolm X; consumer advocate Ralph Nader; and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters whose Watergate break-in coverage brought down President Richard Nixon. The courageous writers Jensen includes in this deftly researched volume dedicated their lives to fight for social, civil, political and environmental rights with their mighty pens.

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