The following are excerpts from “The Jungle” by the muckraker Upton Sinclair. He described the filthy conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago during the Progressive EraThe following are excerpts from “The Jungle” by the muckraker Upton Sinclair. He described the filthy conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago during the Progressive Era
As you read the following sections think about how progressive leaders would want to use the government to regulate the production of food
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Living and dying in packingtown, chicagoLiving and dying in packingtown, chicago
Chicago to gather information about the horrors and abuses of the meatpacking industry. For the next seven weeks, as a cold fall gave way to a brutal winter, Sinclair lived in the workers' ghetto of Packingtown, talked with workers
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Appeal to ReasonAppeal to Reason
Appeal to Reason. The first few publishers whom Sinclair approached told him that his novel was too shocking, and he financed a first publication of the book himself
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Elizabeth barrett browningElizabeth barrett browning
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United States History Mr. Kevin W. Walsh “The Jungle” Excerpt Progressive EraUnited States History Mr. Kevin W. Walsh “The Jungle” Excerpt Progressive Era
With what had been told them by Jonas, who had worked in the pickle rooms, they could now study the whole of the spoiled-meat industry on the inside
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