S. S. McClure

McClure, Samuel Sidney

Samuel Sidney McClure, 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 muckrakers, 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).

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

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

S. S. McClure: Selected full-text books and articles

My Autobiography By S. S. McClure F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1963
FREE! Obstacles to Peace By S. S. McClure Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917
Magazines in the United States: Their Social and Economic Influence By James Playsted Wood Ronald Press, 1949
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 12 "Social Conciousness of Magazines: The Muckrakers"
The Muckrakers: Evangelical Crusaders By Robert Miraldi Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "The Muckrakers as Evangelicals"
American Mass-Market Magazines By Alan Nourie; Barbara Nourie Greenwood Press, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "McClure's Magazine" begins on p. 247
The Era of the Muckrakers By C. C. Regier University of North Carolina Press, 1932
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Five: "The Beginnings of Muckraking" and Chap. Six "The Shameless Cities"
Ray Stannard Baker; a Quest for Democracy in Modern America, 1870-1918 By John E. Semonche University of North Carolina Press, 1969
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "The Exciting World of McClure's Magazine 1898-1902"
All in the Day's Work: An Autobiography By Ida M. Tarbell Macmillan, 1939
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of S. S. McClure in multiple chapters
Toward the Production of a Text: Time, Space and 'David Balfour.' By Menikoff, Barry Studies in the Novel, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 1995
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