Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" Book Review by hicaliber

Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"
This paper analyzes the working conditions in Late 19th and early 20th century America as exemplified in Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle."
# 93471 | 1,335 words | 5 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 19, 2007 in Literature (American) , Economics (Labor)

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In this paper, the author argues that Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle" has been largely misunderstood for the last one hundred years. Rather than attacking the meat packing industry, Sinclair's ultimate purpose in writing "The Jungle" was to highlight the atrocious conditions that capitalism produced for uneducated workers, especially immigrants. In this, Sinclair sincerely hoped to persuade his readers to convert to socialism and overthrow the wage tyranny of all capitalist industries, not just the meatpacking industry. The paper also considers the historical impact of Sinclair's work, namely the founding of the Food and Drug Administration.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blackwell, Jon. "1906: Rumble Over 'The Jungle'". The Capital Century, 1900 - 1999. Accessed: 2006. <http://www.capitalcentury.com/1906.html>.
  • Feldman, Bob. "Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle': A 100th Anniversary Retrospective", 2005. Toward Freedom. <http://towardfreedom.com/home/content/view/585/57/>.
  • Liukkonen, Petri. "Upton Beall Sinclair (1878-1968)", 2003. <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/sinclair.htm>.
  • Madwin, Gayle. "The Jungle by Upton Sinclair", 2005. Book Review, Live Journal. <http://queerbychoice.livejournal.com/474983.html>.
  • Sinclair, Upton. "The Jungle", 1906. Transcription: David Meltzer, Christy Phillips, Scott Coulter, Leroy Smith <http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sinclair-upton/works/jungle/>.

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