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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.

Originally published in 1970.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 6-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. Chapter I. The Imprint of Abolitionism
  2. pp. 14-38
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  1. Chapter II. An Apprenticeship in the Publishing World
  2. pp. 39-58
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  1. Chapter III. "My Blood Is Like Champagne"
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. Chapter IV. The Making of a Magazine
  2. pp. 73-91
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  1. Chapter V. A Magazine of Reporters
  2. pp. 92-114
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  1. Chapter VI. "McClure's Is Edited with Clairvoyance"
  2. pp. 115-139
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  1. Chapter VII. The Genesis of Muckraking
  2. pp. 140-158
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  1. Chapter VIII. The Second Decade: The Problem of Lawlessness
  2. pp. 159-178
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  1. Chapter IX. The Great Schism and Afterwards
  2. pp. 179-200
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  1. Chapter X. Government by Magazine
  2. pp. 201-220
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  1. Chapter XI. The State of the State
  2. pp. 221-243
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  1. Chapter XII. The Structuring of Power—The Way Out
  2. pp. 244-263
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  1. Chapter XIII. The Finale of Laissez-Faire
  2. pp. 264-294
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  1. Chapter XIV. "Society the Juggernaut; Man the Devotee?"
  2. pp. 295-320
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  1. Chapter XV. "Two Revolts Against Oligarchy"
  2. pp. 321-333
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  1. Bibliographical Notes
  2. pp. 334-341
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400872305
MARC Record
OCLC
614006860
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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