The shame of the cities.

by Steffens, Lincoln

Publisher: Sagamore Press in New York

Written in English
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Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Municipal government.,
  • Political corruption -- United States.

Edition Notes

StatementIntrod. by Louis Joughin.
SeriesAmerican century series, S-8
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJS403 1957.S8
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6224007M
LC Control Number57009760

OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: Introduction; and some conclusions.- Tweed days at St. Louis.- The shame of Minneapolis The Shame of the Cities was written in by Lincoln Steffens. The book is a collection of articles that were originally published in McClure's Magazine. Asked in Books and Literature, . George Washington Plunkitt "On the Shame of the Cities" (as reported by William L. Riordon), Excerpts from the Original Electronic Text at Project Gutenberg.. G. W. Plunkitt, an Irish-American politician in New York City, made this speech in response to a series of articles. In , Lincoln Steffens, a major figure in the group of journalists Teddy Roosevelt called “muckrakers,” published a groundbreaking book called Shame of the Cities. In it he examined the inner workings of America’s great urban centers and found them swarming with graft and .

Shame, like guilt and embarrassment, involves negatively judging ourselves when we believe we’ve failed to live up to either our own standards or the standards of .   Directed by Tigre Hill. With James Carville, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Rudy Giuliani. In , author Lincoln Steffens wrote, Philadelphia is a city that is corrupt and contented. In filmmaker Tigre Hill chronicled the Philadelphia mayoral race between Democrat incumbent mayor, John Street and Republican challenger Sam Katz. Early polls showed Katz with a small /10(2). Debt: The Shame of Cities and States. by Morton Keller. Saturday, October 1, A century ago, america’s states and cities faced a crisis in government. A number of commonwealths — California, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Illinois conspicuous among them — as well as cities across the land labored under the heavy weight of.   In , McClure’s published the series as a book, The Shame of the Cities, which remains stubbornly timely and prescient more than a century later. Lincoln Steffens (–) was one of the leading muckraking journalists of the early twentieth century. Born in San Francisco, he traveled all over the world writing about progressive Brand: ISBN

  Ronson’s new book, “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,” digs into a strange phenomenon of the participatory ­Internet. From time to time, it seems as if every user of social media rises up. Reprint edition from Amereon Ltd (June 1, ); titled "The Shame of the Cities" | details & prices | pages | × × in. | lbs | List price $ About: Book by. On the Shame of the Cities. I've been readin' a book by Lincoln Steffens on The Shame of the Cities. Steffens means well but, like all reformers, he don't know how to make distinctions. He can't see no difference between honest graft and dishonest graft .

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The Shame of the title is largely about officials, political rings, police, and citizens who are corrupt or tolerate corruption. In many cases it's fairly normal stuff like bribery, but in others Well, I ordered and began reading this book with the expectation that it'd be a quaint condemnation of certain qualities of urbanism/5.

The Shame of the Cities Paperback – by Lincoln Steffens (Author)Cited by: The Shame of Cities is a book written by Lincoln Steffens in Lincoln Steffens was an American investigative journalist and a leading muckraker of the Progressive Era. Steffens’s book. Lincoln Steffens and his book, “The Shame of the Cities,” will cause the extinction of corruption in the cities.

Published inthe book focuses on the government corruption in the cities of, Chicago, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. Lincoln Steffens writes this book because he wants to expose how terrible corruption is in the.

The Shame of Minneapolis exposes the corrupt administration of Mayor Albert Alonzo "Doc" Ames (A. Ames). Steffens opens the article with " Whenever anything extraordinary is done in American municipal politics, whether for good or for evil, you can trace it almost invariably to one man," which can refer two two men: Doc Ames and Hovey C.

Clarke, a local businessman. The Shame of the Cities: Steffens on Urban Blight. Chicago, and New York as The Shame of the Cities. The Introduction, below, suggested his overall conclusions about political corruption. Introductionand Some Conclusions. This is not a book. It is a collection of articles reprinted from McClure’s Magazine.

Done as journalism, they are. The New Shame of the Cities - Kindle edition by Perazzo, John. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The New Shame of the Cities/5(23).

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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this. But urban political corruption remained a particularly popular target, and in Steffens collected and published his writings on St. Louis, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York as The Shame of the Cities.

The Introduction, below, suggested his overall conclusions about political corruption. Get this from a library. The shame of the cities. [Lincoln Steffens] -- Collection of articles written in and and originally published in "McClure's Magazine," exposing the corruption of American municipal government in the cities of St.

Louis, Minneapolis. In muckraker city and state politics in The Shame of the Cities (). Brand Whitlock, who wrote The Turn of the Balance (), a novel opposing capital punishment, was also a reform mayor of Toledo, Ohio.

Thomas W. Lawson, a Boston financier, provided in “Frenzied Finance” (Everybody’s, –05) a major exposé of Read More. The shame of the cities by Steffens, Lincoln, Publication date Topics Municipal government, Political corruption -- United States Publisher New York, McClure, Phillips Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto Language English.

26 Addeddate Pages: The Shame of a City is a feature-length documentary directed by Tigre Hill about the final month of the Philadelphia Mayoral that election, incumbent Democrat John Street sought to defeat his Republican challenger Sam elphia is predominantly Democratic, but early polls showed Katz with a small lead.

Citation Information:George Washington Plunkitt, “On the Shame of the Cities,” Plunkitt of Tammany Hall. Riordon, William L. New York: I’ve been readin’ a book by Lincoln Steffens on The Shame of the Cities. Steffens means well but, like all reformers, he don’t know how to make distinctions.

THE NEW SHAME OF THE CITIES: John Perrazo’s portraits of these once great American metropolises show how Democratic Party policies have made them into little more than holding cells for blacks and Hispanics and other minorities immiserated by the policies of their Democratic Party rulers.

This urban tragedy isn’t the result of some impersonal historical process; nor is it. Steffens would go on to expose machine politics in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City.

InMcClure’s published the series as a book, The Shame of the Cities, which remains stubbornly timely and prescient more than a century later.3/5(2). Steffens' articles were originally published in McClure's Magazine, and in he collected them in Shame of the Cities. An excerpt of the book, this reading deals with political corruption in St.

Louis and the Democratic machine of Boss Edward Butler. The Shame of the Cities - Ebook written by Lincoln Steffens. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Shame of the Cities/5(4).

The Shame of the Cities by Lincoln Steffens (Hill and Wang; paper, $) Lincoln Steffens came to Pittsburgh on a spring night in to muckrake. The Shame of the Cities. Lincoln Steffens. Courier Corporation, Mar 8, - History - pages.

2 Reviews. This muckraking classic attacked corrupt election practices and shady dealings in businesses and city governments across the nation. Taking a hard look at the unprincipled lives of political bosses, police corruption, graft payments /5(2). This muckraking classic attacked corrupt election practices and shady dealings in businesses and city governments across the nation.

Taking a hard look at the unprincipled lives of political bosses, police corruption, graft payments, and other notorious political abuses of the time, the book set the style for future investigative reporting. From The Shame of the CitiesLincoln Steffens Perhaps the most influential of the muckrakers was Lincoln Steffens.

Steffens' articles were published in McClure’s magazine in and and then collected in The Shame of the Cities, published in Questions for understanding: 1. What is Steffens’ opinion regarding businessmen. What is Steffens’. Internet Archive BookReader The shame of the cities. Steffens' "Tweed Days in St.

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Author: Steffens, Lincoln, Title: The Shame of the Cities Language: English: LoC Class: JS: Political science: Local government, Municipal government: Subject: Political Cited by: Start studying Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

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Lincoln Steffens, from The Shame of the Cities () Lincoln Steffens was among the best known of the muckraking journalists. His famous book The Shame of the Cities was a collection of articles on municipal corruption that he wrote for McClure’s Magazine in and In his articles, he reflected the disgust that reformers felt for political machines and theirFile Size: 90KB.

In an introduction to a book compiling the series “The Shame of the Cities,” Steffens wrote: “When I set out to describe the corrupt systems of certain typical cities, I meant to show simply how the people were deceived and betrayed. But in the very first study -- St. Louis -- theFile Size: KB.The title of our piece, "Shame Of The Cities," is borrowed from Lincoln Steffens' muckraking book written in He was describing big city corruption promoted by "big business men" and.The Shame of the Cities.

InSteffens’s articles were published into a book entitled “The Shame of the Cities.” This was followed by an investigation into state politicians “The Struggle for Self-Government” in