This act was used to identify the antiwar speakers, and to try and gain control of the growing labor radicalism in the country. Across the country, hundreds of socialists, and radicals were put on trial or imprisoned. Emma Goldman’s views of patriotism and antiwar were similar to all other antiwar radicals in the United States. William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism is a biography of the radical American William Z.
The muckrakers were investigative writer during the progressive Era, who wrote about different economic and social issues, such as: monopole of standard oil, children labor, work exploitation, and politic corruption. They criticized the corruption and inequality in the system. Trying to rise the public awareness and to mobilize the interest of the public to fight for change, the muckrakers published books, cartoons and articles in newspapers. Among them was, Jacob Riis who write “How The Other Half Lives” and Upton Sinclair, the author of “The
What is a muckraker? Muckrakers were investigative journatists who wrote exposés on corruption in politics and buisness. In 1906, President Theadore Roosevelt made a speech about investigative journalists. He began calling them Muckrakers, a name which had influenced society 's views. Writers who used their exaggerated works to expose corruptions, fraud, and injustice now had their own label.
Ida B. Wells spoke up about the lynching’s that were inhumanely taking place. She began writing articles grounded in the wrongful actions that were happening. In 1898, Wells brought her anti-lynching campaign to the White House, leading a protest in Washington, D.C to make
In response to the second Red Scare, prompted by the accusations of Senator Joe McCarthy, Arthur Miller felt it necessary to express his political feelings through an author’s medium. Similarities are shown between McCarthyism and the Salem witch trials in the way Senator McCarthy gained power and control by inducing fear and hatred of communists in America, comparable to the fear and hatred of witches in the late 1600s. Miller shares that themes of paranoia and vengeance continue on even as society progresses, and presents The Crucible as an example to shed light on issues inherent with using accusations to gain power. With its ability to relate to a number of political situations in many countries, even as far as 50 years past its creation,
Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) was a teacher, biographer, author and editor as well as a pioneer of investigative journalism. She became famous for her serialized political biographies on figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) in McClure 's (1894-1904) and American Magazine (1906-1915) as well as for her reports on the corporate monopoly of John D. Rockefeller 's (1839-1937) business practices in The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904). Her reports on Rockefeller 's business are considered seminal works of investigative journalism, and they led to the dissolution of the Standard Oil Corporation and resulted in President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) labelling newspaper reporters like Tarbell as muckrakers. Despite being an accomplished woman who was considered pre-eminent in her field and a seminal part of the growing woman 's movement in her time, Tarbell was also known for advocating an anti-suffrage position,
The various news accounts from the New York Times in Source C tell of just some of the gruesome stories that confronted the Armenians. These articles share with the world the confronting nature of the young Turks and the proof that the Armenian genocide did occur. E- As well as these news coverage’s are the confronting photos (Source D) taken by a German medic stationed in the Ottoman Empire, disobeying orders to stifle the news of the genocide, he collected information of the genocide and secretly delivered it through to the United States and Germany. These photos tell the gruesome truth of the Armenian genocide, they demonstrate the suffering the Armenians went through, the starvation clear by the malnourished bodies and also show the significant number of the dead, as proof of the genocide. The photos also show the innocence of children during the genocide, as they watch on horrible scenes of the dead or other dying children.
The state that the serial killer had left his victims in struck fear into the hearts of the people of London, which was heightened by the coverage the press paid to the event. It is commonly thought that one of the reasons Jack the Ripper has become so notorious is because of the media coverage on the cases. In some cases a letter was left behind at the scene of the murder signed Jack the Ripper, giving this butcher an alias. A field of study regarding the Whitechapel murders and its criminal had emerged which is known as
The National Lawyers Guild is an organization that was established in 1936 by a coalition of left-wing and liberal attorneys who wanted to combat the conservatism of the mainstream American bar association. Although communists were active in this organization, so were many devoted non-communist civil libertarians and progressives. However, the NLG had criticized the FBI for many years, which made it a large target when the bureau conducted a massive campaign of illegal surveillance in an attempt to find and eliminate communists from unions and left-wing
This censorship controlled what the American public read, watched, and heard, which in turn limited the information available to the public. Ray Bradbury, an author of this era, wrote one of his most famous books, Fahrenheit 451, inspired by the new technology and government corruption in the 1950s. Through Bradbury’s use of effective character development and symbolism, he is able to illustrate the problems of government censorship and technology in his futuristic dystopia in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is separated into three different parts that represent the changes Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn books banned by the government, undergoes. Each part contains a new character that sparks this transformation the reader sees in Montag.