This novel was written in 1906. Uptown Sinclair wrote this novel about the meat packing industry. It showed all the gruesome things that happened on the stockyard. By expressing his disgust for what was going on he got the government to have inspection standards for meat.
This is a picture of Scott Joplin. He was famous for his various Ragtime peices. He was dubbed the King of Ragtime. His songs were sold for one cent a piece and even though he didn’t become wealthy off of his music he continued to write and sell it because this is what he loved. He loved expressing himself through his music.
This is a picture from Harpers Bizarre of the Homestead strike. This strike was held because many business owners refused to work with a union and workers refused to work without them. The workers had poor working conditions and poor wages. This strike improved the view of unions and lowered peoples opinion of management.
This is a picture of Langston Hughes. He wrote many poems during the 1920‘s. The poem, “A Dream Deffered”, showed how he felt about the racism towards black and was telling African Americans to never give up. He choose to express his views on life through his poems.
This is a picture of Duke Ellington. He chose to express himself during the 1920’s by composing Jazz pieces. His love for music and expertise let him do his own thing and not be stuck in a band. He was a major part in helping Jazz get to where it got to during the 1900’s. He wanted people to see that if you put all your heart into something you would be able to accomplish it.
This is a picture of the flappers from the 1920’s. Flappers were young girls who dressed less conservative than normal. Theses women dressed this way and acted this way in order to show their new ways of life. They no longer waited around for men, but went out and dated casually.
This is a picture of Marilyn Monroe. She was an actress in the 50’s. Also she was the first woman to be Grand Marshall. She won many awards for her acting. Acting was her way of expressing herself. She loved it very much and wanted people to see women as strong and independent people.