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Lincoln Steffens

Justin Kaplan

Lincoln Steffens

a biography

by Justin Kaplan

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936.,
    • Journalists -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJustin Kaplan.
      SeriesA Touchstone book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN4874.S68 K3 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination380 p., [24] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages380
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2030913M
      ISBN 100671220357
      LC Control Number88006457

      The Struggle for Self-government: Being an Attempt to Trace American Political Corruption to Its Sources in Six States of the United States, with a Dedication to the Czar, Lincoln Steffens: Author: Lincoln Steffens: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: McClure, Phillips & Company, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Jan The Shame of the Cities One of the most famous muckraking journalists was Lincoln Steffens, whose book The Shame of the Cities (), first published serially in McClure's, denounced the corruption afflicting America's urban governments. Steffens used dramatic language to .

      Picture of Lincoln Steffens taken from the Library of Congress [1] Steffens believed “In all the cities, the better classes – the business men – are the sources of corruption.” With this idea in place, Steffens concluded that the common people “deplores our politics and lauds our business,” and therefore desired more businessmen in. The Shame of Cities is a book written by Lincoln Steffens in Lincoln Steffens was an American investigative journalist and a leading muckraker of the Progressive Era. Steffens’s book.

      In the spring of , just as it was becoming apparent to all but a few diehards that prosperity was not around the corner, there appeared The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens, possibly the most influential book of the ’s. Lincoln Steffens (Joseph Lincoln Steffens), –, American editor and author, b. San Francisco, grad. Univ. of California, Berkeley, , and studied three years in Europe. Returning to the United States, he took successive reporting jobs on various New York City newspapers.


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Lincoln Steffens by Justin Kaplan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lincoln Steffens was an integral part of the journalistic movement of his time. On the cusp of the twentieth century he was part of a generation, trying to decipher the implications of huge social and economic change. In a changing world, the gentleman's agreement that existed between journalists and politicians had started melting by:   The first of the muckrakers, in the finest tradition of American journalism.

Here, in what The Nation publisher Victor Navasky says ''ought to be assigned reading,'' is the autobiography of one of the world's first celebrity journalists: Lincoln Steffens, a man whose writing was so notorious that President Theodore Roosevelt coined a term for by:   Lincoln Steffens isn’t much remembered today, though Peter Hartshorn’s absorbing biography, “I Have Seen the Future,” makes it clear why he should be.

“a book. Lincoln Steffens' Early Life. Lincoln Steffens was born on April 6, at the tail end of the Civil War. Steffens' parents were wealthy San Franciscans and, as a Lincoln Steffens book, he grew up very privileged.

Lincoln Steffens has 29 books on Goodreads with ratings. Lincoln Steffens’s most popular book is Writing New York: A Literary Anthology. Lincoln Steffens, in full Joseph Lincoln Steffens, (born April 6,San Francisco, California, U.S.—died August 9,Carmel, California), American journalist, lecturer, and political Lincoln Steffens book, a leading figure among the writers whom U.S.

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt called muckrakers. After attending the University of California, Steffens studied psychology with Wilhelm Wundt in. InSteffens articles were published into a book entitled “The Shame of the Cities.” Steffens articles slowly made the government take action to stop these corruptions.

Lincoln Steffens. Born in San Francisco, California, Steffens was the only son and the eldest of the four children of Elizabeth Louisa Steffens and Joseph Steffens. Lincoln Steffens was the original muckraker, a Chicago journalist who exposed graft and corruption, especially in the meat packing industry.

Unfortunately, he reflects the sexist and racist attitudes of the time, and there's no sense of outrage about the things he uncovers/5. Steffens, along with Upton Sinclair is the best-known of the muckrakers, but the jacket advertises this book as ".the antithesis of Ômuck-raking", presents stories of five different ways in which five different men have fought for us.".

Lincoln Steffens wrote of the rampant corruption in American machine politics in several cities. Library of Congress. Lincoln Steffens. Lincoln Steffens was one of the earliest writers of the style which became known as muckraking, starting his career as a journalist with the New York Evening he joined McLure’s Magazine, which became a leading publisher of the investigative Author: Larry Holzwarth.

His book, Shame of the Cities, took on the corruption of local politics and his coverage of bad business practices on Wall Street helped lead to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

Lincoln Steffens was truly a man of his season, and his life reflects his times: impetuous, vital, creative, ed on: Novem Lincoln Steffens Men City Nation Leave If we would vote in mass on the more promising ticket, or, if the two are equally bad, would throw out the party that is in, and wait till the next election and then throw out the other party that is in - then, I say, the commercial politician would feel a demand for good government and he would supply it.

Lincoln Steffens was a reporter whose work was ultimately turned into books. Some of those books include The Shame of the Cities and The Traitor State. Even when Lincoln Steffens before his death in became as predictable as his wife, Ella Winter, obediently trotting out justifications of the first purge trial in Moscow, Steffens's book kept.

The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens revived its author’s reputation in the United States, and he returned to his native California, where he continued to be involved in leftist activism. His Autobiography is regarded as a fascinating account of early twentieth-century American politics, enlivened by Steffens’ wit and journalistic skill.

The Shame of the Cities [American Century Series] by Lincoln Steffens and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Lincoln Steffens recruited Ida Tarbell as a staff writer.

Tarbell's part series on Abraham Lincoln doubled the magazine's circulation. In this material was published in a two-volume book, The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Steffens was interested in using McClure's Magazine to campaign against. Lincoln Steffens was a reporter the New York Evening Post, where he learned a number of different skills including how to investigate and create newsworthy articles on local politics, economic conditions, and culture.

He became the newspaper's first police reporter. He was assigned to cover Rev. Pankhurst’s display of police corruption. Joseph Lincoln Steffens, the most notable of the early twentieth century muckrakers and one of the most important journalists of his time, was born in San Francisco on April 6, The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Shame of the Cities, by Lincoln Steffens This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this.

Lincoln Joseph Steffens (April 6, – August 9, ) was a New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of the is remembered for investigating corruption in municipal government in American cities and for his early support for the Soviet Union.Justin Kaplan, American writer, biographer, and book editor who was best known for his acclaimed literary biographies of Mark Twain, Lincoln Steffens, and Walt Whitman and for his editing of the 16th edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations ().

Kaplan grew up in New York City. After graduating. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Lincoln Steffens books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.