Upton Sinclair and the Chicago Meat-packing Industry In 1900, there were over 1.6 million people living in Chicago, the country's second largest city. Of those 1.6 million, nearly 30% were immigrants. Most immigrants came to the United States with little or no money at all, in hope of making a better life for themselves. A city like Chicago offered these people jobs that required no skill. However, the working and living conditions were hazardous and the pay was barely enough to survive
Upton Sinclair Dontrell Mack Mr. Jared Davis English III 17 October 2017 Outline Thesis Statement: Upton Sinclair was a muckraker who wrote, “The Jungle”, which exposed the problems of the meatpacking industry. Introduction: Who is Upton Sinclair and his significance Upton Sinclair was an American Writer who wrote nearly one hundred books and others works in several genres. His greatest significance was the, “The Jungle”, which is publicated aroused much public sentiment. II.
Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle aimed towards the goal of showing the american population how wrongly the immigrant workers were being treated in society during the early twentieth century. However the book was highly acclaimed for its detailed explanation of the meat production industry instead and also the horrible conditions the workers had to work in. This novel was enough to influence President Theodore Roosevelt to pass the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and change the entire food production
corruption in businesses in the early 20th century. Upton Sinclair was a Muckraker. He was an American writer who manly wrote about socialistic Views. The Jungle was a novel he wrote that exposed the dreadful conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry. Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1887. When Sinclair was a child he spent some time with his Grandparents which formed his views as a socialistic. At the age of 15 Sinclair published his first story. In 1906 published he
Upton Sinclair was a well-known novelist from California. He and two other journalists, Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens, were pioneers of a different kind of journalism known as “muckraking.” He was best-known for his novel, The Jungle, published in 1906. The novel uncovered the unfair and unsanitary conditions of the Chicago meat packing industry. In 1904, the editor of the socialist journal, Appeal to Reason, Fred Warren, gave Sinclair the permission to write a novel about immigrant workers in
Muckrakers did not witness any change in the government for their reform some did. One of the most successful and perhaps the most influential would be Upton Sinclair. Sinclair published his book The Jungle which expressed the horrible conditions of the meat packing industry, the effects of capitalism and immigrants of the Progressive Era. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle had a mass effect on the US, politically and socially during the progressive Era and still continues to impact people currently.
this book as good, but they did not see the corruption it caused. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle changed food regulation in America forever, but the effects that came about because of The Jungle were more detrimental than beneficial. Upton Beall Sinclair grew up in a poor family, always moving around from city to city with his father’s job as a salesman. His mother, Priscilla Sinclair, had rich relatives on her side of the family whom Upton would visit with some regularity. As he grew up this allowed him
American industry was going nowhere. New revolutions in factory management were occurring almost daily, making now common products and services for the average American more and more accessible. The future for citizens in the country certainly had never looked brighter. But underneath this beautiful façade there was a deep and dark underbelly. Not unlike Newton’s second law, in order for industries to maintain a profit margin, cutbacks had to be made somewhere—and nobody knew this better than Upton Sinclair
Mikayla Peri Ms. Maxwell English III 10. Feb. 2015 Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair, the most influential writer regarding the food industry was born in Baltimore 1879. Growing up in a poor family with an alcoholic father was difficult for Upton (Simkin, John). Upton often lived with his wealthy grandparents during his childhood due to the instability in his own home. Moving from his poor parents house to his grandparents rich house constantly made him see the injustice in the American society, this
During the progressive era, 1900-1920, Chicago had a growing population due to the vast number of European immigrants settling there. By the 1900s, nearly 750,000 people, almost half of Chicago’s population was having to live in the central park. Trying to produce enough food to keep the city feed was grueling. It was about meeting the demand. When The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was published in 1906, which revealed the stomach turning ways of the meat packing companies, it caused the people to become