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Percy Jones , replaced Ames’ men on the police force with good officers Ames had fired. Most muckrakers believed that their primary function in the progressive attack on social ills was to. If you’re having any problems, or would like to give some feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Sagamore Press, , 69, 70, , 74, 84, , Sagamore Press, , 40, 3. Oliver McClintock , a businessman who had spent years learning about the city’s corruption on his own. Steffens’ account of Folk helped him rise to political prominence in Missouri.

Steffens then traveled to Philadelphia. Retrieved from ” https: Louis articles, along with another follow-up piece Steffens wrote in April , helped rally support for Folk and helped him be elected governor of Missouri later that year. The settlement house and women’s club movements were crucial centers of female progressive activity because they? In his autobiography, Steffens notes that he expected Philadelphia to be like every other city he had visited, but that he was surprised by his findings there. Sagamore Press, , 3, 41, 61, 72, Because of his findings in Philadelphia, Steffens later wrote, he “had to note a…new and startling theory, viz.: Though the activities of different machines differed, Steffens found that all the machines shared a common origin:

Ames and the complicit police force, in exchange for bribes, chose to ignore illegal gambling and prostitution. The League’s new secretary, Walter L. Louis”, published in October FisherChicago reformers had waged a long campaign against corrupt politicians, and had actually taken control of the city legislature.

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What I went to Minneapolis to write about was that democracy was a failure hid that a good dictator was what is needed. After the conviction of Ames’ brother, Fred, Mayor Ames fled the state, and the city government was thrown into disarray.

He launched an investigation into the city’s corruption after seeing a newspaper article which claimed that a bribe fund had been set up in a local bank to pay off city legislators who helped pass a streetcar bill. After his article about Chicago received a positive popular response, Steffens returned to New York to write a final article about good city governance. Palermo, Lincoln Steffens Boston: Most of this article, however, deals not with Mayor Low, but with the seires of Tammany Hall.

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The Shame of the Cities received widespread critical acclaim upon its publication. The foreman of the city’s grand jury, Hovey C. Though the Goulds decided not to help Steffens after all entitlde he arrived in the city, Steffens found a different ally: Steffens’ work helped usher in the muckraking era.

No reform I ever studied has failed to bring out this phenomenon sfeffens virtuous cowardice, the baseness of the decent citizen”.

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Select card Please select Flashcard Learn Scatter. Skip to main citiies. This page was last edited on 1 Februaryat Sagamore Press,1. Steffens’ and the other muckrakers’ work also helped change the national political climate.

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Steffens notes at the end of this article that entited city’s new mayor, John Weaverartocles to be a good mayor: Downsas “an alliance between ‘respectable’ businessmen and disreputable gang politicians to rob the taxpayers”.

According to Steffens, McClure said, “Get out of here, travel, go—somewhere. A Biography New York: In Philadelphia, he noted, “good people there defend corruption and boast of their machine. Louis that its bankers, brokers, corporation officers,—its business men are the sources of evil”.

After setting out in the spring llincolnSteffens learned of and arranged a meeting with Joseph W. The Macmillan Company,; Patrick F. Percy Jonesreplaced Ames’ men on the police force with good officers Ames iin fired.

Because of his findings in Philadelphia, Steffens later wrote, he “had to note a…new and startling theory, viz.: A Life of Lincoln Steffens Berkeley: Good Government to the Test”.

Counterpoint, He did not find the story he anticipated. Louis”, Steffens’ follow-up piece to “Tweed Days”, asks: The settlement house and women’s club movements were crucial centers of female progressive activity because they?