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During the Progressive Era, intrepid reporters exposed misdeeds in business and poor living conditions in American cities.

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  • Moon Jang

    8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Moon Jang's post “What's the difference bet...”

    What's the difference between suffragists and suffragettes?

    (16 votes)

    • Haley Lindon

      8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Haley Lindon's post “Suffragists believed in c...”

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      Suffragists believed in constitutional campaigning, whereas suffragettes believed in more direct action, for example, their motto was "Deeds not Words".

      (30 votes)

  • ct26238

    6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to ct26238's post “Why do *Muckrakers* have ...”

    Why do Muckrakers have a very unpositive name, yet did very positive things

    (10 votes)

  • Neva

    5 years agoPosted 5 years ago. Direct link to Neva's post “What other books did Upto...”

    What other books did Upton Sinclair write that "exposed" american industries?

    (11 votes)

    • Polina Vitić

      5 years agoPosted 5 years ago. Direct link to Polina Vitić's post “Upton Sinclair wrote over...”

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      Upton Sinclair wrote over 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. He was dedicated to exposing the social and economic conditions of his time.

      In addition to The Jungle, based on the meatpacking industry, he also wrote critiques of the following industries:

      The Brass Check
      - journalism & the "free press"

      King Coal and The Coal War
      - coal industry & John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

      Oil!
      - oil industry
      - later adapted into the 2007 film There Will Be Blood

      The Flivver King
      - auto industry & Henry Ford

      Hope this helps!

      (15 votes)

  • BAsayre

    8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to BAsayre's post “If Muckrakers were histor...”

    If Muckrakers were historically the people who brought up government/big business corruption, is someone like Edward Snowden an example of a modern day Muckraker ?

    (9 votes)

    • Drew Rader

      8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Drew Rader's post “I would say so. But in a...”

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      I would say so. But in a different way because in the Progressive Era these muckrakers were ousting only businesses and seeking help from the government while the Snowden incident involves the ousting of the government and its agencies. All in all however, I'd say you're right on the nose!

      (13 votes)

  • Elijah703

    5 years agoPosted 5 years ago. Direct link to Elijah703's post “Why do you think muckrake...”

    Why do you think muckrakers emerged during the Progressive Era and not in a different period of US history?

    (5 votes)

    • ishanpatel2005

      5 years agoPosted 5 years ago. Direct link to ishanpatel2005's post “there is not really a rea...”

      there is not really a reason why.. my guess is that robber barons want to get rich so that means to limit cost of manufactuaring. Also, there was a lot of immigration so less space for housing. Then, people are just racist,hence the lynching. Maybe people saw the bad and followed their hero..the president. This was a time that the president was looked up to and respected.

      (7 votes)

  • chhuon.menglin

    a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to chhuon.menglin's post “In association with the w...”

    In association with the well-defined purpose of the Progressive era thereof, muckrakers were crucial groups who could expose the ills, corruption, or other unfair activities in the businesses' tycoons. It was important that this era was corrupted by several aspects such as, getting advantages at the expense of the poor which looked awful. Muckraking-wise, this action aimed to uncover all corrupted activities of magnates' businesses, especially a well-known magnate- Andrew Carnegie- had been a so-called miserly monopolist during that epoch. Having said that, they were. Exposing the bad acts of greedy magnates, Ida, teacher, author, was brave to raise some problems , for instance, poverty, social ills to society.

    (8 votes)

  • Harsh Singh

    a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to Harsh Singh's post “What does Theodore Roosev...”

    What does Theodore Roosevelt mean when he said that journalists should know when to stop "raking the muck"?

    Didn't he want for the journalists to expose more corruption?

    (4 votes)

    • David Alexander

      a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to David Alexander's post “Theodore Roosevelt was an...”

      Theodore Roosevelt was an upper-class New Yorker. Many industrialists of his day were from the same sort of background. When journalists exposed the corruption in industry, they were offending Roosevelt's childhood neighbors and college classmates. Roosevelt may have appreciated what was exposed by the journalists, but he didn't want his friends, neighbors and classmates to be seen as "less than exemplary people." He wanted the exposure in the press to stop.

      (6 votes)

  • Malak Mikbel

    4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to Malak Mikbel's post “how did the muckrakers hi...”

    how did the muckrakers historically impact society in the 1900s

    (3 votes)

    • David Alexander

      4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to David Alexander's post “Is this your homework, Ma...”

      Is this your homework, Malak? Or, did you just not listen to the lesson? If it's your homework, you should do it yourself. If you didn't understand this the first time you listened, you might try one more time.

      (4 votes)

  • Hanna Bowers

    5 years agoPosted 5 years ago. Direct link to Hanna Bowers's post “How exactly did the muckr...”

    How exactly did the muckrakers influence politics and government? Was it just the force for change and exposure or were there more direct examples?

    (4 votes)

  • Dennis Balan

    8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Dennis Balan's post “I heard that most Progres...”

    I heard that most Progressives were humanists. Is that true?

    (2 votes)

    • Harriet Buchanan

      7 years agoPosted 7 years ago. Direct link to Harriet Buchanan's post “If you're asking if they ...”

      If you're asking if they were non-theistic, probably some were and some were not. Being progressive is not religious viewpoint, one way or the other.

      (4 votes)

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