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  1. Muckraker is the word used to describe any Progressive Era journalist who investigated and publicized social and economic injustices. Theodore Roosevelt applied the term in his important speech in Washington, D.C., on April 14, , entitled “The Man With the Muck-Rake.”.
  2. Once upon a time, in the early 17th century, muckraker was synonymous with dryfist, flayflint, and nipcheese (all of which are just fancy ways of saying miser).This sense of the word saw little use; so little, in fact, that muckraker got sleepy and decided to take a very long nap. Writers would occasionally use the word (Arthur Dent did so memorably in his work The Plain Man's Path-way to.
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  4. A spirit of reform marked the Progressive Era from around to It was in this spirit that muckrakers, who were influential journalists.
  5. muck·rake (mŭk′rāk′) intr.v. muck·raked, muck·rak·ing, muck·rakes To search for and expose misconduct in public life. [From the man with the muckrake, tool for raking muck, who cannot look up to heaven because he is so obsessed with the muck of worldly profit, in Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.] muck′rak′er n. ThesaurusAntonymsRelated.
  6. Muckrakers & Reformers Resources Books. Alan Dawley, Changing the World: American Progressives in War and Revolution Dawley offers a historical perspective on the Progressive Movement during World War I and its aftermath. It includes an analysis of the internal divisions among Progressives on issues such as imperialism and how best to spread.
  7. May 05,  · Although “muckraking” was a term that came about at the beginning of the 20 th Century, two of the most famous muckrakers made their reputation in the 70s. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were two young reporters for The Washington Post who stumbled upon the biggest news story (and greatest scandal) in American history. Assigned to report on the burglary of the Democratic National.

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