Upton Sinclair

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  • Pros And Cons Of Reforms During The Progressive Era

    Progressive Era of the United States, many reforms and acts were passed to help the country advance. Some of those acts and reforms regulated child labor, improved working conditions, and protected consumers through many exploits by Jacob Riis and Upton Sinclair. Many children were working in factories and sweatshops, as a means to help support their families. These children would work for 9 to 12 hours daily, and get paid extremely low wages. Some would be badly injured, and even killed by…

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  • Canning Research Paper

    Napoleonic wars – Canning Since prehistoric times, humans have found multiple ways to make food last longer like drying, salting, smoking, and drying, but humanity has yet to find a method to preserve food in a state where it is nearly fresh, not until the late 1800s. The French directory, which was concerned about the military’s food supply because their soldiers were fighting in distant countries and are in constant need of rations, therefore, thinking that something had to be done in order…

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  • Stereotypes Exposed In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    joy. It is also, where things start to go array; filled with the same belief in both their opportunities, and in the good will of men, they buy a property for the family to live and prosper, however, they are scammed with extensive hidden fees. Sinclair uses similes throughout the book, he writes descriptive, compelling pieces drawing the reader in – upsetting their moral norms, outraging them, exploring and then delivering unexpected – and unwanted surprises. An example is how pigs with…

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  • How Did Muckrakers Impact Society

    How did the muckrakers impact business and politics during the progressive era? Muckrakers were journalists whose goals were to expose corruption within businesses and to expose political leaders. There were significant muckrakers this time who gained fame for exposing corruption within our capitalist society and exposing the truth about how the government was running the United States of America. Muckrakers were also seen to be very outspoken and were often accused of disrupting the peace…

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  • The Role Of Jurgis In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair is a political fiction novel. In the Jungle, a Lithuanian family comes to America in hopes of achieving the American Dream, but instead finds many hardships in America. Jurgis and his family are poor, dying, and enduring a strenuous work load. Due to some of these hardships, Jurgis went from naïve in entrusting the capitol boss with his welfare to hostile in entrusting the capitol boss with his welfare. Jurgis entrusts his welfare with the capitol boss. The…

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  • Income Disparity In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    The issue of Income disparity of the working class has been a prevalent economic issue, especially since the industrial revolution in the United States. In The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, he explores the exploitive nature of capitalism during the infancy of the industrial revolution in the United States and the struggles of the immigrant working class. While this piece of literature is a work of fiction, it gives a typical account of the abhorrent working conditions and the lack of policies which…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Muckraking

    To muckrack means to “search out and publicly exposes real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business”. Therefore, muckraking is a hard-hitting job that takes integrity and honor to accomplish. To be a muckraker would be a commendation to any prominent individual or business. Muckraking is a demanding job that requires guts and imperative values from risk takers due to the menace that large corporations can be. Muckraking originated in the Progressive Era, which caused many…

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  • Summary Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    "Aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." These are words Upton Sinclair used to describe how he felt about the effectiveness of his novel The Jungle. While it is true that Sinclair was trying to use his work to persuade the public to change their political ideology, his novel still had a major effect on society. It may not have been in the way Sinclair intended, but The Jungle still holds a piece of the public’s heart today, holding testament to the menacing ways…

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  • Booker T Washington Research Paper

    give submission to the white race in that it was the only way Washington saw the negro surviving. In the early 1900s conditions for African Americans were gradually getting better. In Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, he stated that “Now he was going to be free, to tear off his shackles, to rise up and fight.” Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. Doubleday, Jabber, 1906. 238.…

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  • Individualism In America

    applies during hard times because as the law of nature states all countries experience hard times, but the only way to get yourself out of poverty was that “if you worked hard, and lived a sober and God-fearing life, success was bound to come to you” (Sinclair 10). It was tough that the only way to get promotions and get ahead of life was to be quite, follow orders, and demonstrate strong work values. If, and only if, workers demonstrate these values they will prosper in the great society that…

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