Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

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Most famous people inspire authors to write books written about their achievements, however Upton Sinclair Junior did it backwards. Some of his ninety novels including an autobiography, and in particular The Jungle, changed America forever by using fictitious stories to depict the present issues at that time. Upton Sinclair was an author and activist in the early to mid 1900’s who was passionate about issues involving women 's rights, working conditions, and the unemployed. He wrote over ninety books in his lifetime, as well as countless articles and other works of journalism. As Sinclair grew up, he was exposed to both a lifestyle of poverty and wealth that shaped his world as well as his political views as a socialist, or someone who advocates the vesting of the control of the means of production and distribution, of capital or land in the community as a whole. Upton Sinclair was a controversial author who took a stand in history by vastly impacting the food industry, becoming politically active, and forecasting solutions to social problems.
Countless of Sinclair’s ideals were shaped by his childhood and personal life. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. He was an only child of a inebriate liquor salesman and a stern mother. His family moved to New York City when he was ten. He spent his childhood observing the differences poverty and wealth due to his mother 's rich family and his poor family. When he was fourteen, he attended the City College of…

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