Lincoln Steffens

Lincoln Steffens was an American investigative journalist and one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era in the early 20th century. He is best known for his work exposing corruption in municipal governments in American cities such as St. Louis, Chicago, and New York. Steffens' most famous work is 'The Shame of the Cities', which is a collection of articles he wrote for McClure's Magazine.


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  1. 1. The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens

    This autobiography is a detailed account of the life of a renowned investigative journalist during the early 20th century. The book explores his experiences and observations of political corruption in American cities, his coverage of the Russian Revolution, and his eventual disillusionment with American capitalism. It provides a unique perspective on major socio-political events of the era, while also offering insight into the author's personal beliefs and moral struggles.