Printed together for the first time since their original publication in 1903, Ray Stannard Baker’s piece on the coal strike, "The Right to Work"; Lincoln Steffens’ exposé of political corruption, "The Shame of Minneapolis"; and Ida Tarbell’s story of corporate villainy, "The Oil War of 1872"; along with an editorial from S. S. McClure and the narrative of Ellen Fitzpatrick, invite students to explore and understand "muckraking."
Presents famous articles by Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, and Ray Stannard Baker which appeared in the January, 1903 edition of McClure's Magazine. The articles examine political corruption, the emergence and behavior of giant corporations, and labor racketeering in industrial America. Includes S.S. McClure's accompanying editorial, an extensive introduction, a chronology of Progressive era events, and some b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)