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Upton Sinclair (1878)close

Upton Sinclair, novelist, essayist, playwright, and short story writer, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is best known for his novel The Jungle which exposed the appalling conditions in the meat packing plants of Chicago. The book launched a government investigation, changed the food laws in America, and eventually led to led to implementation of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.

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