Essays on Upton Sinclair

Muckraker Upton Sinclair: Social Justice And The Jungle

Merriam-Webster defines muckrake as: “to search out and publicly expose real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual business,” an example of a muckraker would be Upton Sinclair. Upton Beall Sinclair was a “prolific” American novelist that exposed the meat-packing industry through his work, The Jungle, and was an advocate for worker’s rights. Sinclair’s influence...
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The Jungle As An Argument For Socialism

In Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle’, the author uses Karl Marx’s theory of the proletarians being exploited by the capitalist bourgeoisie, and brings it to life using the character of Jurgis Rudkus and his family. The naive immigrants from Lithuania come to Chicago chasing the American dream that is sold to many others like them. Sinclair...
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Upton Sinclair And Epic Plan

In 1934, Upton Sinclair used his Democratic party nomination for governor to promote his plan to “End Poverty in California” and gain material for the selling of his books. As an internationally known author and socialist, Upton Sinclair preyed on the hopes of the residents of California, both unemployed and part of the working class,...
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