by Upton Sinclair


The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of wage slavery.

“They use everything about the hog except the squeal.”

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle