Nellie Bly

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    rotted and decayed. Poverty was rampant everywhere and death infested the cities. The Progressive Era served as a time in which the wrongs of the Industrial Revolution were righted. Journalists, politicians, suffragists, and more rallied to clean the filthy and corrupt machine the US had become. Nellie Bly was a member of the Progressive journalists, a muckraker, and made a great impact in reforms. Because of her defiant nature, experiences, and her achievements, Nellie Bly deserves a place as a key figure of American history. Motivation…

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    Around the World with Nellie Bly Women in journalism owe their career path to Nellie Bly. Bly was a famous journalist who traveled the world in 72 days, prompted social reforms and was the first women in her field. She pioneered investigative journalism which is a branch of journalism. Investigative journalism is gathering many sources and going very in depth on a subject that is a current issue or to prompt social reform. Bly chose current social issues of her time and was able to get her…

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    Nellie Bly, was once just an American woman with a dream to pursue a career in journalism, until opportunity came knocking at her door. While trying to come up with new ideas for her groundbreaking news column, Bly found herself wondering if she could travel the world in less than eighty days. Traveling the entire globe in under eighty days was no small feat, but it was also difficult to even get the trip approved by her editors for a number of reasons. After months of being denied because of…

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    sent to a madhouse was considered a horrible death sentence. Simply being in one could make a perfectly sane person go crazy in the short span of a week. A women Bly met in the institution said to her, "Criminals are given every chance to prove their innocence. These poor, overworked girls are convicted after a few trifling questions" (Ehrlich 63). Women were thrown into asylums simply because they cheated on their husbands, were physically sick or overworked, or because they could not speaking…

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    ”(Around The World In 72 Days, 1) That is what reporter Nellie Bly said when she was informed she had to have a male chaperone to travel. At one time, she was the best-known journalist in the world. Unfortunately, history has forgotten this star reporter. Bly changes the world with her bold reporting style, and introduced ideas of a woman being in the news. She also fought against “yellow journalism”, or writing exaggerated headlines to sell papers. Nellie Bly had an interesting upbringing, went…

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    John Grisham's Bleachers

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    Bleachers was written by John Grisham. This novel was published in 2003. John Grisham was born on the eighth of February in 1955 in the town of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Grisham really wanted to be a professional baseball player but later in life he realized he didn't have the kind of talent to make it with that career so it decided to attend Mississippi State University where he would major in accounting and later on would graduate from law school to become a lawyer. He was not done after this…

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    when confronted with the photographs we often see on the news, and question why so many of us have become apathetic towards these images. In “Driving Through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings,” Bly implies that Americans want to demolish parts of their own country by stating “Our own cities were the ones we wanted to bomb!” (18) Duffy and Bly show sympathy towards the characters who have experienced war except they portray an unhappy and critical tone to those not involved in the war who make…

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    Women In The 1920s

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    Americans were against the ERA, because they believed it would hinder women’s rights and not provide women protection in the work force (Appleby, Brinkley, Broussard, McPherson, Ritchie). Although the ERA was presented to Congress on several occasions between 1923 and 1972, the ERA has failed to be included in the United States Constitution (“The Equal Rights Amendment”). Near the end of the twenties, women were appointed to local, national, and state committees. Women were also allowed to…

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    Reel was the first woman in the United States elected as Wyoming's Superintendent of Public Instruction. Wyoming was recognized as the Equality State due in large part to these and other important historical firsts. Other firsts for women included the election of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman elected governor of a U.S. state, in 1925. Nellie Davis Tayloe was born in 1876 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she became a kindergarten teacher and taught for a…

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    Nellie Bly will go down in history as one of the most important “stunt reporter”, traveler, and world changer. While her contributions with her investigations of asylum treatment, harsh conditions in other places of the world, and treatment of the disabled help shape America, she holds the world record for the fastest time going around the world. Discoveries were made during and after her travels, even when she was finished with all her adventures, she went on to invent greater things for…

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