Tag: Upton Sinclair

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Journalism at the Turn of the 20th Century

Today news can be accessed at the touch of a button, and it’s sometimes difficult to imagine an age when the newspaper was king. But that’s exactly how it was in the late 19th century. Several newspaper editions were usually published daily, and most communities of any size had multiple papers competing against each other. […]

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Welcome to the Jungle

The Jungle might very well be the most influential novel you probably don’t know. Written by Upton Sinclair in 1906, the novel was intended to show the horrible conditions in America’s slums. Instead, Sinclair exposed the unsanitary conditions in meatpacking plants. The novel first appeared as a serial (a common occurrence in the 19th century) in […]

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