American Literature

Selections from Muckrakers


Read any TWO of these authors/selections
 Jane Adams  Twenty Years at Hull House:
Chapter 11: Immigrants and Their Children
 Samuel Hopkins Adams The Great American Fraud
The Subtle Poisons
read one or the other
 Jacob Riis  How the Other Half Lives
Chapter XV: The Problem of the Children
Chapter XVI: Waifs of the City's Slums
read both chapters
(they are relatively short)
 Upton Sinclair  The Jungle:
Chapter 7: the slaughterhouse in winter
Chapter 10: problems of female employment
 read one or the other
 Lincoln Steffens Introduction to Shame of the Cities 
 Ida Mae Tarbell  History of the Standard Oil Company
Chapter 4, abridged

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