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SummaryEdit

Sinclair was a prize winning American author who published muckraking work. He Wrote the famous novel The Jungle which shockingly exposed the American Public to the meat / agricultural practices of the U.S. industry.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Sinclair was a prize winning American author who published muckracking work. He Wrote the famous novel The Jungle which shockingly exposed the American Public to the meat / agricultural practices of the U.S. industry. He was part of the Progressive Movement.

ImportanceEdit

His novel is considered to be the catalyst for the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act which were passed a few months later under Theodore Roosevelt. This was a huge advance in regulating business and corporations.

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