McClure's Magazine and the Muckrakers

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McClure's Magazine and the Muckrakers

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McClure's was the leading muckraking journal among the many which flourished at the turn of the century. Both a literary and political magazine, It introduced exciting new writers to the American scene (Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, A. Conan Doyle) and fearlessly championed the important causes of the day (from betterment of conditions in the coal mines to antitrust measures).

This is the story of McClure's lifespan, beginning in Ohio when Samuel McClure gathered around himself a talented group of editors and writers (among them Willa Cather. Frank Norris. Stephen Crane, O. Henry. Hamlin Garland) and continuing to the magazine’s last days in New York City. The growing concern of the staff about American urban and commercial life led to such exposes as Ida Tarbell's History of Standard Oil and Lincoln Steffens' Shame of the Cities. McClure's was a channel for those determined to combat the ills of society, and one of the first voices of the emerging Progressive Party. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780691046006

Publication Date

1970

Publisher

Princeton University Press

City

Princeton, New Jersey

Keywords

McClure's magazine, Muckrakers, Literary magazines, Political magazines, Samuel McClure

Disciplines

Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Social History | United States History