Muckraking!

The Journalism that Changed America
Author: Judith Serrin,William Serrin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565846630
Category: Journalism
Page: 392
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Does journalism matter? Here is a book that documents an alternative journalistic tradition - one marked by depth of vision, passion for change, and remarkable bravery. In collecting the kind of reportage that all too rarely appears in this age of media triviality and corporate conglomeration, Muckraking! makes clear that American journalists have changed the country for the better. Ranging across three centuries - from the Stamp Act to the abolition movement to the Vietnam War, from the integration of baseball to Watergate - this book contains more than 125 greatest works of American Journallism. -- Cover.

The muckrakers: crusading journalists who changed America


Author: Fred J. Cook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 182
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Der Dschungel


Author: Upton Sinclair (Schriftsteller, USA)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293206649
Category:
Page: 416
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Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections


Author: Larry Sabato,Howard R. Ernst
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109946
Category: Political Science
Page: 561
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This new volume contains all the material a reader needs to understand the American election process and its political parties. This complete A-to-Z reference guide covers the people, events, and terms involved in the electoral process. It also provides the history of elections in the United States, focusing primarily on the presidential elections. Appendix material includes the results for every presidential election.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability


Author: Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191002577
Category: Political Science
Page: 800
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Over the past two decades public accountability has become not only an icon in political, managerial, and administrative discourse but also the object of much scholarly analysis across a broad range of social and administrative sciences. This handbook provides a state of the art overview of recent scholarship on public accountability. It collects, consolidates, and integrates an upsurge of inquiry currently scattered across many disciplines and subdisciplines. It provides a one-stop-shop on the subject, not only for academics who study accountability, but also for practitioners who are designing, adjusting, or struggling with mechanisms for accountable governance. Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies. In addition to giving an overview of scholarly research in a variety of disciplines, it takes stock of a wide range of accountability mechanisms and practices across the public, private and non-profit sectors, making this volume a must-have for both practitioners and scholars, both established and new to the field.

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to "Occupy Wall Street" [3 volumes]

From the Bill of Rights to "Occupy Wall Street"
Author: Michael Green,Scott L. Stabler Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692527
Category: History
Page: 1169
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America was founded on bold ideas and beliefs. This book examines the ideas and movements that shaped our nation, presenting thorough, accessible entries with sources that improve readers' understanding of the American experience. • Contains more than 200 entries from expert contributors on a wide variety of American ideas and movements, each accompanied by a relevant original document and helpful cross references • Covers ideas and movements across a broad sweep of U.S. history that enable readers to see recurring themes as well as how American thought has evolved • Presents U.S. history through a unique lens that enables students to better comprehend "the mindset of the American people," as opposed to the traditional study of history as a series of important events and people on a fixed timeline

Telling True Stories

Navigating the challenges of writing narrative non-fiction
Author: Matthew Ricketson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742379354
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 282
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Explores the key challenges in writing narrative non-fiction, and shows how some of the best in the business do it - an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to tell true stories well.

Stories that Changed America

Muckrakers of the 20th Century
Author: Carl Jensen
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 160980306X
Category: Political Science
Page: 195
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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 exposés 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.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism


Author: Stephen L. Vaughn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135880190
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 664
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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.

Öl!

Roman
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 364109111X
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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Ein Schlüsselroman über die Tyrannei des Raubtierkapitalismus – jetzt in deutscher Neuübersetzung «Öl!» ist das US-Epos über die legendäre Zeit der Ölbarone: übers schnelle Geld und die Faszination jenes Rohstoffs, der wie kein anderer das Antlitz der modernen Zivilisation geprägt hat. Mit ökonomischer Klarsicht schildert Sinclair den Wettlauf ums «schwarze Gold», skrupellose Verteilungskämpfe und das beispiellose Auseinanderdriften von Arm und Reich. Ein Glanzstück welthaltiger, engagierter Romankunst! J. Arnold Ross hat es mit Ehrgeiz, Gerissenheit und Glück zum Erdölmagnaten gebracht, Sohn Bunny ist zum Erben seines «schmierigen Reichtums» auserkoren. Doch statt sich seiner Privilegien zu freuen, verbringt er jede freie Minute auf den Erdölfeldern Kaliforniens und entdeckt dort seine Sympathien für die einfachen Leute. Fortan pendelt der junge Idealist zwischen den Sphären, ohne in einer davon je ganz heimisch zu werden: weder in den verschwörerischen Machtzirkeln seines Vaters noch im gärenden Arbeitermilieu, aber auch nicht auf dem Universitätscampus, geschweige denn in Hollywoods Glamourwelt. Zwischen allen Fronten stehend, muss er erkennen, dass das Leben ehernen Gesetzen von Habgier und Betrug gehorcht. Selten ist die Frage nach einer menschenwürdigen Gesellschaft literarisch eindringlicher gestaltet worden als am Schicksal des edelmütigen Ölprinzen Bunny Ross.

Around the World in 72 Days : die schnellste Frau des 19. Jahrhunderts


Author: Nellie Bly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783932338557
Category:
Page: 280
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The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3741821977
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

All die Jahre

Roman
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552063730
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Nora Flynn ist 21, als sie mit ihrer jüngeren Schwester aus Irland nach Amerika auswandert, um ihrem Verlobten zu folgen und Theresa eine Ausbildung zu ermöglichen. Doch Theresa wird schwanger, und Nora trifft eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Fünfzig Jahre später hat Nora vier erwachsene Kinder: John, Bridget, Brian und Patrick, ihren Ältesten, der Nora beständig Sorgen bereitet und trotzdem ihr Liebling ist. Theresa lebt als Nonne in einem Kloster, als Patricks Tod die Schwestern nach Jahrzehnten des Schweigens wieder zusammenführt – und sie zwingt, sich mit dem auseinanderzusetzen, was ihr Leben für immer verändert hat. Nach „Sommer in Maine“ ein neuer großer Familienroman von J. Courtney Sullivan.

Träume in den erwachenden Morgen


Author: Leslie Feinberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783930041350
Category:
Page: 467
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Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-century United States History


Author: Robert Muccigrosso,Ron Blazek,Teri Maggio
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300967
Category: History
Page: 310
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"Students will write more effective term papers with this guide to 500 term paper ideas and thousands of print and nonprint sources on twentieth-century U.S. history. This guide presents entries on 100 of the most important events and developments in twentieth-century U.S. history organized in chronological order, from the Spanish-American War to the creation of NAFTA. Each entry consists of a short description of the event, followed by five specific suggestions for term papers about the event, and a wide-ranging annotated bibliography of 15-35 books, articles, videos, and a web site appropriate for student research. In every case the emphasis is on recent and up-to-date material, as well as landmark works and primary sources. This unique guide is valuable not only to students, but to teachers and librarians who guide students in research, and is an excellent purchasing guide for librarians who serve student needs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Muckrakers

a biographical dictionary of writers and editors
Author: Edd Applegate
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: 9780810861077
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 225
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Professor Edd Applegate profiles the men and women who either wrote muckraking journalism or edited publications that featured muckraking articles. Some of the most important figures of journalism are here, including Nellie Bly, Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, George Kennan, Jack London, Frank Norris, Rachel Carson, George Seldes, and I.F. Stone.

Die Einwanderer


Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688103181
Category: Fiction
Page: 438
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«Die Einwanderer» ist der Auftakt eines faszinierenden Zyklus. Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der den amerikanischen Traum nicht nur träumt. Die Story eines Aufsteigers, der beim Sturz noch gewinnt. Schauplatz dieses großen Familienromans ist San Francisco. Den historischen Hintergrund bilden das aufblühende junge Amerika, der Erste Weltkrieg, die große Depression.

Investigative Reporting in den USA

Strukturen eines Journalismus der Machtkontrolle
Author: Manfred Redelfs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322916790
Category: Social Science
Page: 358
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'Investigative Reporting' ist ein Leitbild des US-Journalismus: Die gründliche Recherche, die Mißstände aufdeckt, gilt nicht erst seit der Watergate-Affäre als zentrale journalistische Leistung. Der Band untersucht, warum sich 'Investigative Reporting' in den USA zur eigenen journalistischen Spezialisierung entwickelt hat und wie diese Form der Machtkontrolle heute bei Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und Fernsehen betrieben wird. Faktoren der politischen Kultur werden dabei ebenso beleuchtet wie ökonomische, rechtliche und professionelle Aspekte. Durch Portraits von Rechercheabteilungen, u.a. bei der 'Washington Post' und dem Fernsehmagazin '60 Minutes', vermittelt diese Studie erstmals ein umfassendes und anschauliches Bild des 'Investigative Reporting'.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte


Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602123
Category: Architecture
Page: 220
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.