Lincoln Steffens Research Paper

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Lincoln Steffens was born on April 6, 1866. He was a journalist for the New York Evening Post and known for investigating corruption in American cities. Lincoln graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1899> He then continued his studies of ethics, philosophy, and art history in Germany. After several years of education, he then became part of a movement in 1902 that was trying to make sense of the social and economic changes associated with industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. For most journalists, such as himself, muckraking became the way to combine American life with a belief in the need to reform. His goal was not only to expose but also promote change for this movement. Steffens concentrated first on urban

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