The first decade of the twentieth century has been dubbed the “Era of the Muckrakers.” These were the years when the great muckraking journalists - Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, and Lincoln Steffens -were writing their famous exposures of trusts, railroads, and government corruption in the celebrated national muckraking magazines - McClure’s, Cosmopolitan, and American. Historical studies delving into this phenomenal concentration of reform writers have covered quite adequately its various aspects and impacts on the national level, but they fail to suggest that there might have been journalists and journals on the state and local level who could also be included in the muckraking movement.
Eastman, Joel Webb
"Claude L'Engle, Florida Muckraker,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 45:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol45/iss3/4