Upton Sinclair

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  • The Helpful And Harmful Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

    little pay. Not only that, but if they used knives they had no gloves. That resulted into arms being white with frost and fingers growing numb. One muckraker named Upton Sinclair shattered the meat packing industry when he wrote “The Jungle.” In the reading Men in Meat Packing it talked about what were the working conditions like. Upton Sinclair states, “For that matter, there was very little heat anywhere in the building, except in the cooking rooms and such places- and it was the men who…

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  • The Progressive Reform

    Module 3 Discussion Why were so many different Americans willing to embrace a new role for the federal government during this time? The Progressive movement changed many Americans and the idea of the federal government having power over the people. In reading the chapters, video and articles, my perception of the Progressives is that they were interested in having what they called “good government.” By having this reform implemented of a good government, the Progressives would create a type…

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  • The Importance Of Freedom In The Book The Jungle

    really witness slaves since in his city that he lived before everyone most people were broke so there was not anyone to rule any other person. Therefore, the slavery and right to life that Sinclair had to face in his adolescent really raised the image of sinclair due to the novel The Jungle. In the novel Sinclair criticised those who had money because they were held in as slaves for the factory of those rich mens and this held many…

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  • Muckraker Research Paper

    investigative journalism from its early 20th-century beginnings of ‘muckraking, ' to its current function in today’s society. First examined is the history behind investigative journalism, detailing the original obligations of reporters such as Upton Sinclair and Seymour Hersh. Regardless of the name muckraker, devised by President Theodore Roosevelt, the many successes of investigative reporters are also mentioned. Discussed next are the government restrictions such as prior restraint, the…

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  • Progressive President: The Progressive Presidents During The Progressive Era

    of the rotten meats, weakening the nation. These illnesses and most things corrupt about the meatpacking industry are shown by the important Muckraker, Upton Sinclair in her book “The Jungle” which aimed to reveal the bad practices of the meatpacking industry. Sinclair once said, “I aimed for the public's heart, and hit it in the stomach,” Sinclair changed what she had before seen by changing how America saw the meat industry.Roosevelt ordered for Northern Securities to be dissolved, one of the…

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  • Naturalism In To Build A Fire

    As a whole, the new literary movement known as naturalism, darker form of realism, developed in the 19th century. Naturalism writers try to describe life in control our life such as the environment or nature by describing real settings and using ordinary people as characters. The most common theme that the authors explore was the conflict between human and nature. The character will face odd conditions or chances. Moreover, unlike realism, other movements that occurred at the same time,…

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  • Book Summary: The Jungle

    The Jungle Antanas Rudkus- Jurgis’s and Ona’s oldest son. Very much loved and cared for, by his family. Antanas, just as his father was portrayed as a strong, well-built boy. Unfortunately, after Ona’s death while Jurgis was at work, he drowned in a puddle of mud. Ultimately ending the little hope Jurgis had left. Dede Antanas Rudkus- Jurgis father described as a proud, hardworking old man. Determined to find a job, because he believes he should still be able to contribute to the family.…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of 'Blue Collar Workers In The Jungle'

    the article explains many examples of how blue-collar people must constantly use their brains while on the job. Throughout this class, we have read many books that explain just how important this group of people are. In particular, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair relates to concepts in the article as well as The Coal Tattoo by Silas House. All three works describe in detail not only the brawn of the characters and their hardships, but how the…

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  • Poverty In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Poverty: Arguably, the main struggle of the family in Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, is that of money. In fact, if the family was well off financially, almost none of their problems would be of existence, and the story wouldn't be nearly as controversial. Take the beginning of the novel for example when the family foreshadowed all the misery they would face due to monetary issues, “Jurgis, too, had heard of America. That was a country where, they said, a man might earn three rubles a day; and…

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  • Public Health Changes During The American Industrial Revolution

    The American Industrial Revolution was a change in human life conditions that took place in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. There was change in technology, society, education, economy, culture, and medicine. Each were very essential in the growth of the economy. Public Health was something that had to be focused on during the Industrial Revolution. Without public health, how would people survive? Doctors needed technology for resources, education to be well-educated and…

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