At the turn of the century, labor unions began to take a firm hold on the American worker, and the rapid growth of factories and cities led to calls for social reforms. These social reforms varied from child labor laws to prostitution laws to sanitary reform. Grassroots efforts, primarily via women's civic organizations, made note of the dirt and filth inside American cities, and muckraking journalists made their names by providing the public with sensationalized stories of death, unsanitary conditions, and the abuse of humanity. ...

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