McClure, Samuel Sidney

McClure, Samuel Sidney,

1857–1949, American editor and publisher, b. Co. Antrim, Ireland. He emigrated to America as a boy. In 1884 he established the McClure Syndicate, the first newspaper syndicate in the United States. He founded McClure's Magazine in 1893 and, as editor, made it a great success, particularly during the era of the muckrakersmuckrakers,
name applied to American journalists, novelists, and critics who in the first decade of the 20th cent. attempted to expose the abuses of business and the corruption in politics.
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, when it published the articles of many of the journalistic leaders of the muckraking movement. McClure's works include Obstacles to Peace (1917), The Achievements of Liberty (1935), and What Freedom Means to Man (1938).

Bibliography

See his autobiography (1914); biography by P. Lyon (1963, repr. 1967).

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