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In our American history we have come across many debating issues Many issues have been dealt with on small scales but other issues have become very serious A lot of serious issues were dealt with during the time period of industrialization With many debates such as monopolies and trustbusters of big corporations working conditions and techniques often became unrecognized in the politically debating time period Upton Beall Sinclair 1878-1968 was an American writer and social and economic reformer born in Baltimore Maryland and educated at the college of the city of New York and Colombia University Upton The author of 90 books Sinclair became well known after the publication of his novel The Jungle 1906 which exposed the unsanitary and miserable working conditions in the stock yards of Chicago Illinois Upton The novel also included gruesome descriptions of food production Tuburculer beef the grinding up of poisoned rats and even workers falling into vats and emerging as Durhams pure leaf lard Upton Uptons book is based on true events of a family that moves to America in search of a better life While they are there they looked for work in Chicago and came across meatpacking Unsanitary techniques that were put into the massive machines were literally disgusting As before poisoned rats and workers turning into lard was an everyday thing that the workplace encountered More disgusting things like using whole cows as ground beef or whole pigs grinned into sausage Not one scrap of meat went to waist when the workers put animals in the grinders Pools of blood and bathrooms like sewers are the last type of job environment I wouldnt want to be in A particular part I read of The Jungle describe in a more detailed fashion of the work place All day the blazing mid summer sun beat down upon that square mile of abominations upon tens of thousands of cattle crowded into pens whose wooden floors stank and
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