Worker"s Rights in Upton Sinclair"s the Jungle (Social Issues in Literature)
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Worker"s Rights in Upton Sinclair"s the Jungle (Social Issues in Literature)

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Published by Greenhaven Press .
Written in English


  • Social Science - General

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Open LibraryOL10604873M
ISBN 100737740663
ISBN 109780737740660

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When it was first published in , The Jungle exposed the inhumane conditions of Chicago's stockyards and the laborer's struggle against industry and "wage slavery." It was an immediate bestseller and led to new regulations that forever changed workers' rights and the meatpacking industry/5(K). Which of the following best describes the federal government's response to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle? Congress passed legislation that regulated the meat-packing industry only after sending a team of government investigators to plants and slaughterhouses. Upton Sinclair; Working Conditions. The working conditions described in The Jungle are undeniably horrible. Sinclair writes of how the immigrants had to work in unsafe, unsanitary conditions. He describes Antanas's job in the pickling room as dangerous. The Jungle is a novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (–). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States. Many readers were most concerned with his exposure of practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, based on an investigation Reviews: K.

Upton Sinclair was a writer and socialist who wrote The Jungle to dramatize the plight of exploited workers in the U.S. In this book, which was first serialized in a socialist newspaper, Lewis 2. This compelling book offers readers a collection of twenty-three essays on the topic of worker's rights as they relate to The Jungle, featuring selections from Winston Churchill, Eric Schlosser. Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry. His description of diseased, rotten, and contaminated meat shocked the public and led to new federal food safety laws. Before the turn of the 20th century, a major reform movement had emerged in the United States.   The Jungle. This section of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is very rich with many different rhetorical techniques. The section begins with character ethos establishing that the characters are very aware of the horrors that the author is going to describe.

Upton Sinclair, who wrote the novel "The Jungle" about the meatpacking industry, broadcasts a speech during his campaign for governor of California Nov. 4, The Jungle is more than an advertisement for Socialism. It describes the horrors of the meat packing industry in great detail. People were forced to work from sunrise to after sunset. In the meat reserving plants, the floors were never dry. The workers would catch horrible foot diseases, causing them to loose. toes and eventually entire legs. In Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, this is precisely what Jurgis Since so many people come looking for work, the plant is able to get cheap labor. the book The Jungle shows the disregard and. Upton Sinclair’s main theme of the novel, “The Jungle,” was to show how capitalism and a broken down government was a burden to many urban workers, and the only real solution to this issue was a social reform. In the beginning chapter of the novel Upton Sinclair describes the working and living conditions of immigrant workers, and t.