You learned in this chapter that a new breed of writers and investigative journalists gained wide popularity during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Socially conscious "muckrakers" aimed at showing Americans the growing social, economic, and political evils in their nation. Lincoln Steffens, along with Ida Tarbell and Ray Baker, was one of the main voices in this new generation of journalists. Steffens published articles that had been printed in McClure's in a bound collection. Read the introduction to this collection to learn more about Steffens and his thoughts.
Destination Title: Lincoln Steffens, Introduction to The Shame of the Cities (1904)
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- Read the introduction, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.