Upton Sinclair

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  • Realism's Effect On American Fiction

    Realism’s Effect on American Core Values Before the twentieth century, writers such as Mark Twain, Upton Sinclair, and Stephen Crane revealed societal problems in order to initiate changes in America. These authors used realism, writing that is objective to flaws in society, and naturalism, which claims that impartial outside forces determine one’s fate, to create themes in their works. Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was written to expose racism and give meaning to an…

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  • The Jungle Literary Analysis

    One of our own, Upton Sinclair has now published his novel, The Jungle, in its entirety. Despite the “muckraking” as our very President might deem it, this novel is pivotal to the causes we believe in. Sinclair has used The Jungle, to simultaneously expose the problems layering our very federal and local governments, as well as the society in which we all partake in. His novel has forced the federal government to finally take action and begin to impose regulations on the Union Stockyards and the…

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  • Social Movement: The Progressive Movement

    popular magazines were given the name muckrakers. They relied on investigative journalism reporting; they worked to expose social troubles and corporate, economic and political corruption in the United States. As mentioned before Ida Tarbell and Upton Sinclair were very famous muckrackers known for their work in magazines such as McClure’s of publisher S.S. McClure. Muckrackers raised awareness of social, economic and political issues, which led to the formation of reform groups across the…

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  • Explain Why Did Theodore Roosevelt's Face On Mt Rushmore

    Teddy Roosevelt was a man who saw the good and bad in everything, He created the square deal which allowed everyone to succeed and have the same amount of opportunities as the next person. For example, He read a book called The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair and he was disgusted and immediately started to reform our health guidelines for what we eat. He passed the Meat Inspection Act, which made it so that all meat made and sold, must be inspected before shipping out. He also created the Food…

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  • Monopolies During The Progressive Era

    During the Progressive Era in the early 20th century, Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson were striving to be the most progressive among other muckrakers/reformers to resolve issues among industrialization and urbanization. They each fought for reform by targeting colossal businesses, attacking substantial trusts and monopolies, drawing attention to the abuse of the working class and bringing awareness about environmental destruction. While all of the…

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  • Jane Addams: The Father Of Progressive Reform

    Progressive reformer Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860. She was raised in a prosperous family, although her mother passed away when she was young, her father was a very successful man, he worked as a banker, landowner, and an Illinois state senator from 1854 to 1870. Jane was very deeply inspired by her father, who believed in philanthropy. She contributed to the Progressive Era, when she became an activist for the poor, and founded the most famous settlement house, called the Hull House…

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  • Factory Workers Movement Research Paper

    reduced the corruption in cities by dividing the city into districts which brought decision making to a whole city commission. Upton Sinclair, wrote "The Jungle" it talked about scandolous working conditions in Chicago 's meat packing industry. "The Jungle" was so popular that it led President Roosevelt to pass the Pure food and drug act as well as the Meat Inspection Act. Sinclair 's story helped bring inspectors into the meat packing factories to check for unsanitary work environments.…

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  • History: The Progressive Movement

    more commonly known as, worked to expose abuses of corporate power, and helped to gather public support for regulation and reform during the Progressive Era. These Muckrakers, such as Ida Tarbell and Upton Sinclair, worked tirelessly to provide knowledge to the general public through journalism. Sinclair with his book “The Jungle” which brought to light the unruly conditions people worked in at meat packing facilities, and almost directly brought about the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act…

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  • The Importance Of Be Green Be Green

    Be Green be Healthy Many people ask themselves how to become healthier and compassionate with our planet. Those people are the people that we need to change our world. We need people who really care about the pollution of our environment, we need people with compassion. If all humans’ beings had compassion, the world could be better in so many different ways. For example, if we have compassion for our environment we would take care of our planet and we could fix all the corruption in this world…

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  • Women During The Progressive Era Essay

    Documentary: Women during the Progressive Era During the Progressive Era, male figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Upton Sinclair where the main focus as they did indeed change America for the better. However men should not take all the credit as women too brought change. Many people do not understand that women were the driving force behind most progressive reforms as they impacted the Progressive Era greatly by creating many luxuries that we take for granted today such as: clean water,…

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