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  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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    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

  • The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was published in 1906. After reading two-hundred and ninety-four pages, it is evident that humans have been shaping the world over time and the world has been shaping us as well. A lot has changed since the industrial revolution, the time frame in which this novel takes place. Our food industries have improved, money value has risen, and job opportunities have expanded. Throughout The Jungle the reader follows an immigrant family on their journey of hardships and losses

  • Industrialism In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

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    Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle in the hope that not only Americans would find themselves reading about the dark sides of the common industrial factories, but also people in other countries as well would see that life for the working class American that had to work in the industrial industry, specifically as seen in Sinclair’s writing the meat packing industry was a dirty, and dangerous job for workers all caused by the hands of companies that didn’t care about their employees. In the American Experience

  • The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    As of 2015, immigrants make up more than 43.3 percent of the United States population. By the early 1900s there were already more than 10 million immigrants living in America. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle reveals the struggles and hardships of a family that immigrated to the United States from Lithuania during the 1900s. Although many immigrant families came to America in search of a better life, soon most found themselves barely surviving with no job, food, shelter, or money. As is the case of the

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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    Critics often argue that Upton Sinclair, author of many classic American novels including The Jungle, was cynical and bitter even. However if one were to dig just a bit deeper they may realize that Sinclair was spot on in his idea that this “American dream” that our country sells is actually a work of fiction. In his book The Jungle, Sinclair, points out the flaws of the American dream. Many immigrants traveled thousands of miles aboard, cramped, disease infested, ships with hope of coming to this

  • Upton Sinclair Biography

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    Upton Sinclair Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. was and still is a highly recognized novelist and muckraker; throughout his lengthy and notorious career, he wrote approximately one hundred novels and short stories that jawed about how the world needed remolding. Mr. Sinclair acquired numerous prizes and honors during his time in the spotlight; one in particular was the Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for his 1942 best seller, Dragons Teeth. After nearly seventy-eight years of being an author, Sinclair finished

  • The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    Gabriel Escobosa History 103 Professor Katz 8/10/17 The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Book Review The working conditions in the US in the 20th century were diffcult since workers had to struggle to survive on the daily bases.The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair does not only highlight the life of American workers but also uncovers the infleunce of capitalism in the US, where workers and employees were destined to fight for a living, while the upper-class reaped the benefits of national

  • The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    The Jungle “I aimed at the public 's heart and by accident I hit in the stomach (Upton Sinclair).” Upton Sinclair originally intended to expose the horrible conditions faced by immigrants as they tried to survive in Chicago 's Meat-Packing District in his 1904 novel “The Jungle.” Sinclair’s book created fear and anger in the public which would lead to the passage of the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. The Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 (FMIA)is a law that makes it a crime to adulterate or misbrand

  • The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    The Jungle Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland September 20th, 1878 ( https://www.biography.com ). Upton was an only child to an alcoholic salesman ( Upton Beall Sinclair) and a very strong-willed stay -at home mother( Priscilla harden Sinclair) The Sinclair family lived in poverty and by the age of 10, Upton’s father decided to move the family to New York. At this young age Sinclair started reading famous works of Shakespeare and more and started to get a step into push into his future

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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    This book is called The Jungle. The Author or this book goes by the name of Upton Sinclair. The Jungle was published on February 26, 1906. Upton Sinclair is an American author with almost 100 books which are based on many different genres. Sinclair is a journalist, novelist, as well as a political activist. Sinclair is most famous for this book. The Jungle is a novel that is based on the disgusting conditions of the US meatpacking industry, and the hardships of the labor that immigrant men and women