Muckrakers



[muhk-reyk] /ˈmʌkˌreɪk/

verb (used without object), muckraked, muckraking.
1.
to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.
/ˈmʌkˌreɪk/
noun
1.
an agricultural rake for spreading manure
verb
2.
(intransitive) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures
muckrakers [(muk-ray-kuhrz)]

Authors who specialize in exposing corruption in business, government, and elsewhere, especially those who were active at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Some famous muckrakers were Ida M. Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, and Upton Sinclair. President Theodore Roosevelt is credited with giving them their name.

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