Upton Sinclair was born September 20, 1878 in Baltimore Maryland. His Father was a traveling salesman. He was married several times. His last marriage ended in 1967 when his wife passed away. He had one child from his first marriage. He went to City College in New York. He did his graduate studies at Columbia University. He was a socialist then a left wing Democrat. He was a member of Authors League of America, American Institute of Arts and Letters, American Civil Liberties Union. Upton Sinclair was a nominee of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Dragon’s Teeth, New York Newspaper Guild Page One Award and United Auto Workers Social Justice Award.
Upton Sinclair was outraged. He wrote The Jungle to pass a meat inspection act and congress passed the act. He began earning money for tuition by writing stories for magazines. He used his writing skills to improve the world. After he graduated, he began writing nondescript novels. When he began writing The Jungle, he went to Chicago to research the topic and talking to workers at the meat packing factories. People were outraged at the chemicals used on the meat products and they began protesting meat. To this day people use Sinclair’s book and still don’t eat meat.
Sinclair’s life came to an end on November 25, 1968 in Bound Brook New Jersey. He was a muckraker who caused an outrage in the United States and caused some people not to eat meat after the description of the packaging of the meats in the slaughter houses.