Term coined by Theodore Roosevelt to describe the writers who made a practice of exposing the wrongdoings of public figures. They flourished from 1903-1909, exposing social and political problems and sparking reform.
A leading muckraker and magazine editor, she exposed the corruption of the oil industry with her 1904 work A History of Standard Oil.
United States journalist who exposes in 1906 started an era of muckraking journalism (1866-1936), in 1909 joined with Du Bois, Jane Adam, and other reformers to form the NAACP. They worked to gain equal rights for African America
movement in response to the social problems raised by the rapid industrialization, urbanization, and increasing immigration of the Gilded Age
founded by William and Catherine Booth in 1878 and is a major distributor of help to the poor. Emphasized both religious and social salvation. mission is to help drug addicts, prostitutes, the homeless, and other in need.