Few subjects present more obstacles to a biographer than Upton Sinclair
. For one thing, Sinclair straddled the domains of journalism, fiction, and social activism almost effortlessly, requiring a biographer to immerse her or himself in these different fields.
In 1905, the Upton Sinclair
novel ''The Jungle'' was first published in serial form by the Appeal to Reason newspaper.
After reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
, specifically the chapter on how the animals were treated in the slaughterhouses, my compassion for animals prompted my decision to become a vegetarian.
While some people might think of miners' safety, or Upton Sinclair
's expose of the meatpacking industry, "The Jungle," as examples of occupational safety gone wrong, Myers said there are many other examples detailed within the book.
Critique: A skillful and talented writer, Ed Gibney's "Draining The Swamp" belongs to a muckraker tradition as exemplified by such American authors as Upton Sinclair
's "The Jungle" (the meatpacking industry) or Sinclair Lewis' "Elmer Gantry" (organized religion).
: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual follows Sinclair's life and his writings, which spanned some sixty-five years during which time he wrote over eighty books and won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction--even as he worked for labor rights, women's rights, and more.
Elliot - Carl Sandberg - Gertrude Stein - Deepak Chopra - Upton Sinclair
Contributions from a wide array of fellow writers and publishers, including Upton Sinclair
, Edna Ferber, Alfred Harcourt, Morris Fishbein, Samuel Putnam, H.
is the patron saint of investigative reporters.
Spurred by chilling descriptions of the horrible conditions common in meat-packing plants that Upton Sinclair
described in his seminal work The Jungle, published in 1905, Congress passed the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906.
The night of May 9 at the Beverly Hilton was a celebration of diversity in more ways than one, since Liberty Hill's 30th annual Upton Sinclair
Awards happened to fall on the same day that President Obama announced his backing of gay marriage.
When Upton Sinclair
wrote The Jungle in 1906, readers were exposed to the horrible abuse of those who worked in the meat-packing industry.
In the words of Upton Sinclair
and the movie based upon his book Oil!
He spent much of the 1930s as an activist in the socialist-leaning Upton Sinclair
wing of the California Democratic Party.