This book presents an illustrated history of the writers and photographers who exposed the ugly side of life in America, such as dangerous conditions in Chicago's stockyards and the poor treatment of patients in insane asylums. Series Information Crucial eras and events in American history are brought to life through primary resources in this high interest series written especially for less able readers. The personal struggles of the people making history guide the reader through each book. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text and vocabulary is defined at the point of use. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility.