Journals Higher Education



20 March 1986

278 Pages | 8 illus.

ISBN: 9780195037197

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The Power of the Press

The Birth of American Political Reporting

Thomas C. Leonard

Thomas C. Leonard traces the rise of political reporting through some fascinating corridors of American history: the exposes of the Revolutionary era, the role of The New York Times and Harper's Weekly in attacking New York City's infamous Tweed Ring, and the emergence of "muckraking" at the beginning of our century.