The 20th Century Muckrakers
Muckrakers, a term coined by 26th President Theodore Roosevelt in his speech called "A Man with a Muck-Rake", was used to describe journalists who exposed the corruption of big business, and the problems in our society. Their stories became famous through magazines, books, and other popular media throughout the late 19th century and early 20th century. Some of the most famous were prevalent in our very own New York State: Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, and Jacob Riis. These are their stories...
There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck rake; and there are times and places where this service is the most needed of all the services that can be performed.