Upton Sinclair

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  • Review Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is an accurate presentation of United States history during the early twentieth century because it correctly depicts the exploitation of the poor working class and eventual shattering of dreams by the wealthy capitalists through: the political corruption such as the party bosses’ constant rigging of elections, the harsh labor conditions and cheating of wages put on workers, and the constant injustices and swindling that the working class endured. Sinclair…

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  • External Conflicts In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, is set in the early 1900’s and tells the story of Jurgis, the main character, who has much trouble in succeeding the tasks he promises to fulfill for his family. Jurgis Rudkus is married to Ona. The two have two late children and two handicapped children. When he, his wife, and their children move to Packingtown, Chicago from Lithuania, Jurgis finds a job to provide for them. Of course, having one person only working to pay the bills is difficult especially with…

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  • Common Sense By Thomas Paine And The American Revolution

    Common Sense Common Sense by Thomas Paine written in 1776 was America’s first bestselling work of literature. Common Sense was a short 47- page pamphlet that expressed the need for American independence and a republican government. The pamphlet was an extremely sought after publication: “up to 150,000 copies circulated in its first year, and it underwent numerous reprintings.” Attributing to this pamphlets popularity was accessibility; a reading so small facilitated mass circulation . For…

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  • Brief Summary Of Upton Sinclair's Life And Work

    Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore in 1878. His family lost their wealth and land due to the Civil War. At 10 years old, Sinclair’s family moved to New York City. Sinclair went to his primary schooling there and also college. He attended Columbia University, while he was there he started selling stories to magazines. He graduated from Columbia University in 1897 and married Meta Fuller and had a child three years later. Sinclair joined the Socialist Party in 1903 and started writing for…

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  • An Analysis Of Sinclair's The Jungle

    hardship all too well wrote the book: Upton Beall Sinclair. Sinclair was born in 1878 in Baltimore, Maryland into an extremely underprivileged and impoverished family who struggled with the impact of the civil war. Sinclair’s family was moved to New York when he was ten years old. His alcoholic father, whom ironically happened to be a liquor salesman, made the decision. There were two positive outcome of Sinclair’s troubling childhood: his intelligence…

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  • Food Safety History

    In the early 1900’s food safety was an issue that was never regulated or enforced. Until the day that Upton Sinclair recognized the severity of this issue and put a count on how many people were getting sick and dying from food poisoning. What has Food Safety evolved into today in the present compared to the early 1900’s? Food safety has drastically set rules, laws and regulations from the temperature of the meat your cooking down to the proper storage and utensils used to cook the food. In…

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  • Andrew Carnegie Approach To Capitalism

    American dream. They are fooled into believing the government’s warm words about capitalism. Yet, when they arrive they describe Chicago to be dirty and smelly. “It is an elemental odor, raw and crude; it is rich, almost rancid, sensual and strong (Sinclair, 28)”. Sinclair’s ideas contrast what Carnegie believes is vital to a successful government, economy, and life. To begin, hard work does not always pay off in the end in this scenario. Hard work is required to achieve your goals and to earn…

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  • The Mining Industry In Upton Sinclair's King Coal

    As a book told in the fiction context, King Coal by Upton Sinclair describes the gruesome, harsh reality of working in the coal industry in the 1910 from mining issues such as the hopes of getting a job in the industry of coal in the western states of the United States, the harsh mining conditions, and miners being taken advantage of by their bosses. The book discusses two mining in general locations where all the stories are told by Sinclair himself: Rocky Mountain and Pedro (6). The author 's…

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  • Theodore Roosevelt's Indirect Problems During The Progressive Era

    While all the presidents worked to correct problems during the Progressive Era, Theodore Roosevelt was the most progressive president because he regulated big business, workers rights, and conservation of natural resources The Sherman Antitrust Act was a part of Roosevelt's work of regulating business. Roosevelt used this act when he criticized the wealth of Americans on the account of violence exploding into the public that could destroy the whole system. Roosevelt also used the Pure Food and…

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  • The Gilded Age And The Progressive Era

    With the rising power of big businesses, the plight from poor urban workers became overlooked, forcing them to work long hours in detrimental environments. Progressive leaders realized that one who was homeless or starving forced themselves to take a job no matter how little they were paid or how dangerous the conditions became (The Gilded Age and Progressive Era). Jane Adams, co-founder of the Hull House looked upon the developing cities with deep sorrow. She saw “hideous human need and…

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