David Mark Chalmers

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David Mark Chalmers (born 1927) is an American historian.


  • The social and political ideas of the muckrakers (1964)[1]
  • The history of the Standard Oil Company with Ida Minerva Tarbell (1966)
  • The muckrake years (1974)
  • Neither socialism nor monopoly: Theodore Roosevelt and the decision to regulate the railroads (1976)
  • Hooded Americanism: the history of the Ku Klux Klan (1987)
  • And the crooked places made straight: the struggle for social change in the 1960s (1991)
  • Backfire: how the Ku Klux Klan helped the civil rights movement (2003)


  1. ^ "End Papers; The Social And Political Ideas Of The Muckrakers. By David Mark Chalmers. 127 pages. Citadel. $3.50". The New York Times. April 1, 1964. In this era of instant information it is difficult to realize that at the turn of the century people eagerly sought monthly magazines for details about corruption in government, the venality of corporations and the corrosive influence of economic monopolies upon the body politic. That was the era of the Muckrakers, a term applied by Theodore Roosevelt and taken from Pilgrim's Progress. 
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