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Sex, Lies, and Media: Upton and Meta Fuller Sinclair’s Marital Experiment

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Upton and Meta Sinclair competed for title of “More Progressive Spouse” through parallel autobiographical fictions. Love’s Pilgrimage (1911) and “Corydon and Thrysis” both reconstruct versions of the ... More


A Revolutionary and a Puritan: Upton Sinclair and

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel The Jungle to elucidate his sensory politics and his proposed indictment of industrial capitalism. The Jungle is a fictionalized account of Chicago's ... More


Communist “Criminals” in Los Angeles (1929)

Upton Sinclair

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0020
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is both a narrative of political repression and a scathing critique of the authorities who exercise it by novelist and journalist Upton Sinclair. The case here involves the arrest of ... More


Mind over the masses: the emergence of stream-of-consciousness writing

Anne Fernihough

in Freewomen and Supermen: Edwardian Radicals and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668625
eISBN:
9780191767296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668625.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

chapter analyses Henry James’s response to 1900s America in The American Scene (1907). It shows how, although the new American skyscrapers contrasted dramatically with Edwardian suburbia, James ... More


The Working-Class Beast: Frank Norris and Upton Sinclair

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores jungle discourse in terms of class relations at the turn of the twentieth century. The general shift from Protestant Christian thinking to the Darwinist-Freudian jungle is often ... More


Hollywood and the Union Question

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the question of unions in general and Hollywood unions in particular. It was the creation of a union that sowed the seeds of the antagonisms, conflicts and trench warfare which ... More


Lake and Jungle: The Assembly-Line Factory as a Force for Suburbanization

Elaine Lewinnek

in The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199769223
eISBN:
9780199395484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769223.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Beginning in the 1860s Chicago’s assembly-line factories moved to the suburbs in search of cheaper land and lighter government oversight. Workers followed the factories to the suburbs. This chapter ... More


Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Adam Mack

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with ... More


In the Beginning, Whitaker and Baxter

Dennis W. Johnson

in Democracy for Hire: A History of American Political Consulting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272692
eISBN:
9780190272722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272692.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Modern political consulting began in California in the 1930s, with the firm of Whitaker & Baxter. Through the efforts of Clem Whitaker and Leone Baxter, California elections became professionalized, ... More


Bitter Cry of Progress

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

New laws call for new stories, and in the early 1900s those stories were increasingly told by muckraking journalists, documentary photographers, and social reformers. Upton Sinclair, Lewis Hine, Jane ... More


Republic

Mark Storey

in Time and Antiquity in American Empire: Roma Redux

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871507
eISBN:
9780191914409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is the first of two “foundations” that form the second part of the book. Starting with an analysis of the analogies drawn between Donald Trump and Roman emperors across the mediascape of ... More


The Identification of America and its Fascist Enemy

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Socialists were prominently involved in the “Harlem Renaissance”, a cultural flowering that re-defined America to be inclusive of black citizens. The Communist Party took the lead in fighting racism. ... More


Industry and Idleness: Discipline and Punishment in the Capitalist Prison

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 7 discusses discourses about labour in the Victorian period and the comparison they draw by means of the slavery metaphor between prisons and factories. Starting out from a consideration of ... More


Embracing Green Temporalities: Indigenous Sustainabilities, Anglo-American Utopias

Michelle C. Neely

in Against Sustainability: Reading Nineteenth-Century America in the Age of Climate Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288229
eISBN:
9780823290307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288229.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Against Sustainability concludes with a coda that contrasts Anglo-American and certain Indigenous American approaches to “zero waste.” Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906) illustrates the limitations ... More


Political Choice and Campaign Communication Innovation: Why Campaigns Have the Most Consistent Innovation Adoption

Ben Epstein

in The Only Constant is Change: Technology, Political Communication, and Innovation Over Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190698980
eISBN:
9780190699017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698980.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The behavioral choices made by various types of political organizations differ based on the communication goals and constraints placed upon various types of actors. This chapter offers case studies ... More


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