The Underbelly of the Gilded Age

This week marks the birthday of author Upton Sinclair in 1878. A Pulitzer Prize winning author, he was perhaps best known for his novel, The Jungle, which depicted the working conditions of immigrant workers in the meat packing industry of Chicago. The book had the effect of leading to numerous reforms and regulations as it related to food safety. Members of the University Staff can find The Jungle, and other works by Upton Sinclair in the campus libraries, which they can access by means of their WisCard ID.