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Shaking the Foundations: Investigative Journalism Through 200 Years of Outrage, Invective, Exposure, and Vindication

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Publisher Comments:

Great investigative journalism is present-tense literature: part detective story, part hellraising. This is the first anthology of its kind, bringing together outstanding (and often otherwise unavailable) practitioners of the muckraking tradition, from the Revolutionary era to the present day. Ranging from mainstream figures like Woodward and Bernstein to legendary iconoclasts such as I. F. Stone and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the dispatches in this collection combine the thrill of the chase after facts with a burning sense of outrage. As American history, Shaking the Foundations offers a you-are-there chronicle of great scandals and debates as reporters revealed them to their contemporaries: Jim Crow and financial trusts, migrant labor and wars, witch-hunts and government corruption. As journalism, these readings—from writers as diverse as Henry Adams and Ralph Nader, Lincoln Steffens and Barbara Ehrenreich—are a source of inspiration for today's muckrakers. For the general reader, Shaking the Foundations reveals investigative journalism as a storytelling force capable of bringing down presidents, freeing the innocent, challenging the logic of wars, and exposing predatory corporations. Other selected contributors include Henry Adams, John Steinbeck, Upton Sinclair, Edward R. Murrow, Rachel Carson, Jessica Mitford, Susan Brownmiller, Anthony Lukas, Neil Sheehan, Drew Pearson, and Jack Anderson.

About the Author

Bruce Shapiro is an associate editor of The Nation and teaches investigative journalism at Yale University.

Table of Contents

The invention of exposure : 1798-1900 — Muckrakers and the era of reform : 1900-1920 — Factories, fields, and fascists : investigative journalism's forgotten decades, 1920-1960 — A force to be reckoned with : 1960-1990 — Themes for a new century, 1990-2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560254331
Subtitle:
200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America
Editor:
Shapiro, Bruce
Introduction by:
Hamill, Pete
Introduction:
Hamill, Pete
Editor:
Shapiro, Bruce
Editor:
Editor
Editor:
Shapiro, Bruce; *, EDITOR
Author:
Hamill, Pete
Author:
Shapiro, Bruce
Introduction:
Hamill, Pete
Publisher:
Nation Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Investigative reporting
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Nation Books
Series Volume:
no. 03-10-031
Publication Date:
20030728
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 25.5 oz

Related Subjects

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