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Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is the tale of a Lithuanian immigrant, Jurgis Rudkus, and his family. Jurgis and his family move to the United States in the middle of the Industrial Revolution, only to find themselves ill-equipped for the transition in the workplace and in society in general. Jurgis faces countless social injustices, and through…
Jennifer Barry The “American Dream” In the 1900’s many immigrants were heading to America to live the American Dream. They soon came to realize that there is no American Dream, just long hours at work and poor living conditions. In the book “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair we see this first hand through Jurgis and…
The Gilded Age was a time in history where, as the name gilded suggest where something is plated with gold, on the outside the time looked amazing but in reality it was rotten. In short, the Gilded Age was a period of great industrialization and technological advances, but also of inequality and maltreat of people….
A French philosopher once said that the greatest tyranny of democracy was whenthe minority ruled the majority. Upton Sinclairs The Jungle gives the readera great example of exactly this. A man who earns his living honestly and throughhard work will always be trapped in poverty, but a man who earns his livingthrough lies and cheating…
Upton Sinclair`s The Flivver King The Great Depression in of 1929 still remains in the world’s memory as one of the most devastating events not only in the United States Economy. Its echoing impact around the world challenged economic liberalism and gave rise to Keynesian economics. Upton Sinclair, in his book The Flivver King,…
September 20, 1878, Baltimore, MD
November 25, 1968, Bound Brook, NJ
Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. was an American writer, political activist and the 1934 Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres.
The Jungle 1905, Oil! 1926, Dragon's Teeth 1942
Columbia University, The City College of New York
There Will Be Blood 2007, The Jungle 19 14, ¡Que viva Mexico! 1979
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Hard Willis (m. 1961–1967), Mary Craig Sinclair (m. 1913–1961)
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction