The Jungle / Edition 1

The Jungle / Edition 1

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by Upton Sinclair
     
 

Exposing conditions of the meat-packing industry where many immigrants found themselves slaving away during the early 20th century, THE JUNGLE offered social and political insight that instigated the approval of additional rights for women as well as industry regulations.See more details below

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Exposing conditions of the meat-packing industry where many immigrants found themselves slaving away during the early 20th century, THE JUNGLE offered social and political insight that instigated the approval of additional rights for women as well as industry regulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534521790
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/13/2004
Edition description:
Standard Edition (1906)
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Text
The Text of The Jungle1
The Author in his Own Words331
Excerpts form the Appeal to Reason Version of The Jungle331
Sinclair and Sentimentalism331
An Alternate Ending332
The Early Life of a Muckraker345
What Life Means to Me348
What Socialism Means to Me353
Art and Propaganda354
Contemporary Perspectives on the Meatpacking Industry357
Interview with P. D. Armour357
Portrait of a Beef Baron362
The Beef Trust365
The Perfection of Capitalism371
Cruelty to Animals374
A Packer's Rebuttal376
Division of Labor in the Meatpacking Industry380
Social and Economic Implications of the Division of Labor381
Living Conditions and the Immigrant Worker388
From Lithuania to the Chicago Stockyards - An Autobiography388
Immigrant Wages and Family Budgets396
Housing Conditions in Chicago, Ill.: Back of the Yards407
From The Social Problems at the Chicago Stock Yards415
Immigrant Women and Prostitution419
The "Poor Man's Club": Social Functions of the Urban Working-Class Saloon423
Slaughterhouse Humor427
Historical Studies428
Market Conditions and the Beef Trust428
Racial and Ethnic Divisions in the Slaughterhouses431
Packingtown's Women Workers and Labor Resistance441
Muckraking, Progressivism, and the Pure Food and Drug Law445
The Extension of Federal Power459
The Packing Industry in the Ecosystem465
Back to The Jungle: A View from the Twenty-first Century475
What Jack London Says of The Jungle483
The Jungle485
The Chicago Scandals: The Novel Which Is Making History487
Jurgis's Conversion490
Sinclair's Documentary Strategy493
Gender in The Jungle497
The Development of The Jungle503
The Ironies of Progressive Era Authorship512
Selected Bibliography523

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