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Description: Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle, which inspired passage in 1906 of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act, stands as a classic of twentieth-century American literature and social protest. In this accessible and thorough edition by Christopher Phelps, a critical introduction addresses the wide range of issues raised by the text, including early twentieth-century working conditions, immigrant community, race and gender, political reform, and the continuing relevance of Sinclair’s investigation. This edition uses the most widely recognized text of The Jungle— the Doubleday, Page edition published in 1906 — and provides an illuminating supporting document: President Theodore Roosevelt’s delivery to Congress of the official report that confirmed The Jungle’s shocking allegations about the Chicago meatpacking industry. Questions for consideration, a chronology, and a selected bibliography help contextualize Sinclair’s novel and provide students with resources for further study.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|A Note about the Text|
|Introduction: Upton Sinclair and the Social Novel Into|
|Muckraking and Reform in the Progressive Era|
|The Politics of Socialism and Labor|
|The Novel as Social History: Immigration, Ethnicity, Gender, and Race in The Jungle|
|The Jungle as Literature|
|Upton Sinclair and the Legacy of The Jungle Is It Still True?|
|Charles P. Neill and James Bronson Reynolds, Conditions in Chicago Stock Yards, June 4, 1906|
|An Upton Sinclair Chronology (1878ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½1968|