People’s History: The Jungle

the jungle by upton sinclair

On this day in 1905, author, journalist, & outspoken anti-capitalist Upton Sinclair first printed his classic Chicago novel “The Jungle” in the socialist newspaper “Appeal to Reason”. It was published in book form the following year, garnering widespread acclaim.

“There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.” – Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

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