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Sinclair

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Sinclair

  1. 1. Upton Sinclair<br />Influence on Society, Politics, and Journalism in America<br />
  2. 2. How He Influenced America<br />Notable Literary Works <br />Political Career<br />Sinclair’s Utopia<br />
  3. 3. Notable Literary Works<br />- The Jungle, Published 1906<br />- The Brass Check, Published 1919<br />
  4. 4. The Jungle<br />- Story set in Chicago during the industrial revolution<br />- Highlighted the meatpacking industry of the time<br />- Led to The Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act <br />- Helped propel Sinclair into the National spot light<br />
  5. 5. The Brass Check<br />- Went after mainstream media <br /><ul><li> Felt like newspapers dictated what could be printed
  6. 6. Newspapers would slander to increase circulation</li></ul>- Indirectly led to the 1923 Code of Ethics for Journalist <br />
  7. 7. Political Career<br /><ul><li> Was a true Socialist</li></ul>- Ran as a Democrat in the 1934 California Governor Race<br />- Many of his views are currently adopted by Democratic Party<br />
  8. 8. Sinclair’s Utopia<br />- Created own commune in New Jersey<br />- Envisioned everyone involved with life<br />- Involved fellow writers and intellects <br />- Didn’t last; Main residence building burned to the ground<br />
  9. 9. Upton Sinclair<br />

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