The Brass Check Upton Sinclair

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The Brass Check  by  Upton Sinclair

The Brass Check by Upton Sinclair
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In this systematic critique of the structural basis of U.S. media-- arguably the first one ever published-- Upton Sinclair writes that American journalism is a class institution serving the rich & spurning the poor. Likening journalists toMore In this systematic critique of the structural basis of U.S. media-- arguably the first one ever published-- Upton Sinclair writes that American journalism is a class institution serving the rich & spurning the poor.

Likening journalists to prostitutes, the title refers to a chit issued to patrons of urban brothels of the era.Fueled by mounting disdain for newspapers run by business tycoons & conservative editors, Sinclair self-published The Brass Check in the years after The Jungle had made him a household name. Despite claiming this was his most important book, it was dismissed by critics & shunned by reviewers, but sold over 150,000 copies with numerous printings.A substantial introduction to this paperback edition by Robert W.

McChesney & Ben Scott asserts the books importance as a cornerstone critique of commercial journalism & a priceless resource for understanding the political turbulence of the Progressive Era.



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