"The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason



Upton Sinclair's original serial version of "The Jungle," published in 1905 by the socialist newspaper, Appeal to Reason, edited and republished the following year by Doubleday after McMillan reneged. The newspaper serialized Sinclair's novel nearly week by week between February 25 and December 16, 1905 and offered the completion of the series in a special supplement that readers had to request separately. PDFs of the articles provided courtesy of Special Collections Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper, Book

Effects and Outcomes

One of the best remembered and oft-referred to of all immersion reporting efforts (even though the book is a novel, Sinclair insisted every incident, every fact came directly from real life), and one that has been credited with important reforms in the meatpacking industry. But as Sinclair himself once said, although his aim was the hearts of the people, he hit them in the stomach.

Articles, Books, Video/Film