Cover of: The jungle | Upton Sinclair

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Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the appalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then President Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.

About the Edition

The horrifying conditions in the meatpacking industry in the early 1900's are revealed through the experiences of immigrants as they try to make a living by working in the Chicago stockyards.

Edition Notes

With an introduction by Kathleen De Grave.

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.52
Library of Congress
PS3537.I85 J85 2003b

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvii, 335 p. ;
Number of pages
335

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24732776M
Internet Archive
jungleuncensored00sinc
ISBN 10
1884365302
ISBN 13
9781884365300
OCLC/WorldCat
52278809

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