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Autor/in: Upton Sinclair
Autor/in: Upton Sinclair

The Brass Check

A Study of American Journalism

A muckraking exposé of corruption in American journalism from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle

Upton Sinclair dedicated his life to documenting the destructive force of unbridled capitalism. In this influential study, he takes on the effect of money and power on mass media, arguing that the newspapers, magazines, and wire services of the Progressive era formed "a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor."

In the early twentieth century, a "brass check" was a token purchased by brothel patrons. By drawing a comparison between journalists and prostitutes, Sinclair highlights the total control publishers such as William Randolph Hearst exerted over their empires. Reporters and editors were paid to service the financial and political interests of their bosses, even if that meant misrepresenting the facts or outright lying. Sinclair documents specific cases, including the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 and the Red Scare whipped up by Hearst's New York Journal and other newspapers, in which major news outlets ignored the truth in favor of tabloid sensationalism.

Sinclair considered The Brass Check to be his most important and most dangerous book. Nearly a century later, his impassioned call for reform is timelier than ever.

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Benachrichtigung

Autoreninformationen

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, activist, and politician whose novel The Jungle (1906) led to the passage of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. Born into an impoverished family in Baltimore, Maryland, Sinclair entered City College of New York five days before his fourteenth birthday. He wrote dime novels and articles for pulp magazines to pay for his tuition, and continued his writing career as a graduate student at Columbia University. To research The Jungle, he spent seven weeks working undercover in Chicago's meatpacking plants. The book received great critical and commercial success, and Sinclair used the proceeds to start a utopian community in New Jersey. In 1915, he moved to California, where he founded the state's ACLU chapter and became an influential political figure, running for governor as the Democratic nominee in 1934. Sinclair wrote close to one hundred books during his lifetime, including Oil! (1927), the inspiration for the 2007 movie There Will Be Blood; Boston (1928), a documentary novel revolving around the Sacco and Vanzetti case; The Brass Check, a muckraking exposé of American journalism, and the eleven novels in Pulitzer Prize-winning Lanny Budd series.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • A LETTER FOR THE TIME
  • INTRODUCTORY
  • PART I: THE EVIDENCE
    • CHAPTER I: THE STORY OF THE BRASS CHECK
    • CHAPTER II: THE STORY OF A POET
    • CHAPTER III: OPEN SESAME!
    • CHAPTER IV: THE REAL FIGHT
    • CHAPTER V: THE CONDEMNED MEAT INDUSTRY
    • CHAPTER VI: AN ADVENTURE WITH ROOSEVELT
    • CHAPTER VII: JACKALS AND A CARCASE
    • CHAPTER VIII: THE LAST ACT
    • CHAPTER IX: AIMING AT THE PUBLIC'S HEART
    • CHAPTER X: A VOICE FROM RUSSIA
    • CHAPTER XI: A VENTURE IN CO-OPERATION
    • CHAPTER XII: THE VILLAGE HORSE-DOCTOR
    • CHAPTER XIII: IN HIGH SOCIETY
    • CHAPTER XIV: THE GREAT PANIC
    • CHAPTER XV: SHREDDED WHEAT BISCUIT
    • CHAPTER XVI: AN INTERVIEW ON MARRIAGE
    • CHAPTER XVII: "GAMING" ON THE SABBATH
    • CHAPTER XVIII: AN ESSENTIAL MONOGAMIST
    • CHAPTER XIX: IN THE LION'S DEN
    • CHAPTER XX: THE STORY OF A LYNCHING
    • CHAPTER XXI: JOURNALISM AND BURGLARY
    • CHAPTER XXII: A MILLIONAIRE AND AN AUTHOR
    • CHAPTER XXIII: THE "HEART WIFE"
    • CHAPTER XXIV: THE MOURNING PICKETS
    • CHAPTER XXV: THE CASE OF THE "A. P."
    • CHAPTER XXVI: A GOVERNOR AND HIS LIE
    • CHAPTER XXVII: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AT THE BAR
    • CHAPTER XXVIII: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ITS NEWSPAPERS
    • CHAPTER XXIX: THE SCANDAL-BUREAU
    • CHAPTER XXX: THE CONCRETE WALL
    • CHAPTER XXXI: MAKING BOMB-MAKERS
    • CHAPTER XXXII: THE ROOF-GARDEN OF THE WORLD
    • CHAPTER XXXIII: A FOUNTAIN OF POISON
    • CHAPTER XXXIV: THE DAILY CAT-AND-DOG FIGHT
  • PART II: THE EXPLANATION
    • CHAPTER XXXV: THE CAUSES OF THINGS
    • CHAPTER XXXVI: THE EMPIRE OF BUSINESS
    • CHAPTER XXXVII: THE DREGS OF THE CUP
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII: OWNING THE PRESS
    • CHAPTER XXXIX: THE WAR-MAKERS
    • CHAPTER XL: OWNING THE OWNERS
    • CHAPTER XLI: THE OWNER IN POLITICS
    • CHAPTER XLII: OWNING THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    • CHAPTER XLIII: THE OWNER AND HIS ADVERTISERS
    • CHAPTER XLIV: THE ADVERTISING BOYCOTT
    • CHAPTER XLV: THE ADVERTISING ECSTASY
    • CHAPTER XLVI: THE BRIBE DIRECT
    • CHAPTER XLVII: THE BRIBE WHOLESALE
    • CHAPTER XLVIII: POISON IVY
    • CHAPTER XLIX: THE ELBERT HUBBARD WORM
    • CHAPTER L: THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WELFARE
    • CHAPTER LI: THE PRESS AND THE RADICALS
    • CHAPTER LII: THE PRESS AND THE SOCIALISTS
    • CHAPTER LIII: THE PRESS AND SEX
    • CHAPTER LIV: THE PRESS AND CRIME
    • CHAPTER LV: THE PRESS AND JACK LONDON
    • CHAPTER LVI: THE PRESS AND LABOR
    • CHAPTER LVII: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND LABOR
    • CHAPTER LVIII: "POISONED AT THE SOURCE"
    • CHAPTER LIX: THE PRESS AND THE WAR
    • CHAPTER LX: THE CASE OF RUSSIA
    • CHAPTER LXI: "BOLSHEVISM" IN AMERICA
  • PART III: THE REMEDY
    • CHAPTER LXII: CUTTING THE TIGER'S CLAWS
    • CHAPTER LXIII: THE MENTAL MUNITION-FACTORY
    • CHAPTER LXIV: THE PROBLEM OF THE REPORTER
    • CHAPTER LXV: THE PRESS SET FREE
    • CHAPTER LXVI: A FRAME-UP THAT FELL DOWN
  • CONCLUSION
  • About the Author
  • Copyright

Produktdetails

EAN / 13-stellige ISBN 978-1504026116
10-stellige ISBN 150402611X
Verlag Open Road Media
Sprache Englisch
Editionsform Non Books / PBS
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Typ des digitalen Artikels ePub
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Erscheinungsdatum 15. Dezember 2015
Seitenzahl 446
Warengruppe des Lieferanten Sozialwissenschaften - Politik, Soziologie
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