Cover of: The jungle | Upton Sinclair

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Series Harper's modern classics
Genre Fiction.

Classifications

Library of Congress PZ3.S616 Ju20, PS3537.I85 Ju20

The Physical Object

Pagination 343 p.
Number of pages 343

ID Numbers

Open Library OL6090166M
Internet Archive jung1951sinc
LC Control Number 51006236
OCLC/WorldCat 288955

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