By: Meghan Nowels
Some other famous Muckrakers were Lincoln Steffens who exposed how city officials were working with Big Bushiness to maintain power. Ida Tarbell exposed the secrets and history of the Standard Oil Company. John Spargo unearthed the terrors of Child Labor.
One of the most important Muckrakers was Upton Sinclair. He wrote "The Jungle" which Illustrated the horrible effects of capitalism on workers in the Chicago meatpacking industry. His detailed account showed workers sacrificing their fingers and nails by working with acid, losing limbs, catching diseases, and toiling long hours in cold, cramped conditions. He hoped many reforms would follow after his account.