American novelist Upton Sinclair.

Upton Sinclair

(1878 - 1968)

Upton Sinclair’s famous novel The Jungle aroused much public indignation—not about the conditions of the workers but of the food, leading to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and to Sinclair remarking, “I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.” He wrote many novels, among them Oil!, based on the Teapot Dome Scandal, and Boston, premised on the Sacco-Vanzetti trial.

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It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

—Upton Sinclair, 1935

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