SUPA American History
February 18th, 2015
*Denby, D. (2006, August 28). Uppie Redux? The New Yorker. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/08/28/uppieredux This online magazine article discusses the triumphs and downfalls of Upton Sinclair. It goes through Sinclair's life explaining what significance each event had, whether good or bad, along with the author giving short commentary on his opinion of Sinclair. Books/Biographies *Arthur, A. (2006).
Radical innocent: Upton Sinclair
. New York: Random House.
This biography captured the true essence of Upton Sinclair as a person, politically and in his own private life. Since Upton was no stranger to the public much of his business was out in the open but many people didn’t know much about his family and personal life and this biography opened the door into that side of Upton that most hadn’t know about. Harris, L. (1975).
Upton Sinclair, American rebel. New York,NY: Thomas Y. Crowell
This text looks at the entire life of Upton Sinclair from his childhood to his death. It even expands upon his death, discussing his legacy even further; however, only one section of the book, the one on the writing of
The Jungle will be useful for this paper.
*Upton Beale Sinclair, Jr. (1998). In
Encyclopedia of World Biography
. Detroit: Gale.
Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query= &prodId=BIC1&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&displayquery=&mode=view&displayGroupNam e=Reference&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&search_within_r esults=&p=BIC1&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CK1631006080&sour ce=Bookmark&u=midd82464&jsid=97f804c4ca4cbff630c25c6cc0e1ff05 This was a section from a much bigger collection of biographies so it wasn’t incredibly detailed but it gave an overview on Upton Sinclair’s life. It discussed the major moments
in his life and major accomplishments very briefly but gave many other references that go more in depth into Sinclair’s life Autobiographies/ Personal Publications (Primary Sources)
*Sinclair, U. (1906).
. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. This was Sinclair's expose on the meat packing industry and his most published and well known book to date. This book is what got Sinclair on the map when it came to being an author and a muckraker, it caused people to take him and his writings more seriously. The book follows Lithuanian immigrants who struggle to make ends meet and face the hardships of working in an unregulated, unhealthy work environment that was the meat packing industry. Sinclair, U. (1919).
The Brass check: A study of American journalism.
California: Published by the author.
The Brass Check was one of the many books the Upton SInclair wrote during his time as a muckraker and in it he described the downfall of the press. He discussed his idea on how the government, press and any financial interest in relation to journalists (people who pay them off to say what they need them to say) should be completely separated. He expressed how he felt that the separation between these entities needed to exist for publicists to truly investigate public and private vices. Sinclair, U. (1962).
The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair. Harcourt, Brace & World.
This autobiography, written in Sinclair’s later life, includes a variety of recollections from his life, mostly political but also reminiscent of more personal experiences such as his love life and friendships but very briefly does Sinclair touch upon this. The abundance