Worker's Rights in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737740660
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/20/2008
  • Series: Social Issues in Literature Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,026,370
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction     11
Chronology     15
Background on Upton Sinclair
The Life of Upton Sinclair   William A. Bloodworth     20
Sinclair Was an Idealist   David Denby     31
Sinclair Was Defeated by the Forces He Attacked   Floyd Dell     41
The Jungle Was Written as a Cry for Social Justice   Upton Sinclair     50
The Jungle and Workers' Rights
The Jungle Depicted the Plight of Immigrant Workers   Jon A. Yoder     57
The Jungle Was Designed to Bolster the Labor Movement   Anthony Arthur     68
Sinclair Distorted Conditions in Packingtown   Louise Carroll Wade     79
The Jungle's Truths Cannot Be Ignored   Winston Churchill     86
Sinclair Was Disappointed by the Impact of The Jungle   Kevin Mattson     92
The Jungle's Realism Undermines Its Socialist Message   Christopher Hitchens     102
Sinclair's Depiction of African American Strikebreakers Is Racist   Mark Noon     111
The Jungle's Conclusion Weakens Sinclair's Message About Workers' Rights   Walter B. Rideout     118
The Jungle Is Still Relevant   Bryan Hayes     126
Upton Sinclair Was Wrong: The American Dream Is Alive TheEconomist     131
Conditions Depicted in The Jungle Are Returning   Eric Schlosser     138
Contemporary Perspectives on Workers' Rights
The United States Must Support Its Poorest Workers   Beth Shulman     149
Labor Unions Must Meet Workers' Needs in a Changing World   James O'Toole   Edward E. Lawler III     162
Immigrants Continue to Work in Dangerous Conditions   Dave Johnson     169
Young Women Are Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace   E. J. Graff     174
Globalization Exploits Child Labor   Sarah Cox     183
Global Workers Must Have a Voice   Lisa Roner     189
Women's Salaries Continue to Lag Behind Men's   Aaron Bernstein     197
Whistleblowers May Be as Fraudulent as the Corporations They Accuse   Alexei Oreskovic     202
For Further Discussion     209
For Further Reading     211
Bibliography     212
Index     216
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