Thursday, April 17, 2008
The muckracker question just came to my attention. For primary source information contemporary to the period the student should use THE AMERICAN PERIODICAL SERIES database. This database includes almost 2,000 journals spanning the period 1740-1940.In addition a message was posted concerning Upton Sinclair. Please keep in mind that I just completed an on-line exhibit on Upton Sinclair, a 19th century graduate of our college. The exhibit talks about muckracking and how he influenced public awareness of the evils of big business.