Cecelia Tichi's "Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900-2000"

Cecelia Tichi's "Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900-2000"

Author: 
Cecelia Tichi

Cecelia Tichi anaylzes the use of investigative journalism and muckraking from the early 1900s to 2000.

Book Excerpt: 
"In 2001, forty-five Vanderbilt University students, doubtless hoping for a film-and-literature course, enrolled in my 'Twentieth-Century American Blockbusters.' These blockbusters were books, not movies, I explained that hot, late August day. The titles, I emphasized, deserved the name 'blockbuster' according to the dictionary definition of experience so overwhelmingly forceful that it radically changes people's minds. The books appearing on the reading list, I pointed out, had changed public opinion on a range of issues. . . "
Year of Publication: 
Thu, 2004-01-01
Book Publisher: 
University of Pennsylvania Press