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This collection consists of 400 books, 12 linear feet of archival items and resource material about Upton Sinclair collected by bibliographer John Ahouse, author of Upton Sinclair, A Descriptive Annotated Bibliography . Included are Upton Sinclair books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, publications, circular letters, manuscripts, and a few personal letters. Also included are a wide variety of subject files, scholarly or popular articles about Sinclair, videos, recordings, and manuscripts for Sinclair biographies. Included are Upton Sinclair’s A Monthly Magazine, EPIC Newspapers and the Upton Sinclair Quarterly Newsletters.
Upton Beall Sinclair (September 20, 1878-November 25, 1968) is best known for his “muckraking” novel, The Jungle, but he wrote close to 100 books in his lifetime and scores of articles in a variety of genres. These included novels, non-fiction journalism, poetry, plays and others. His topics ranged from the meat-packing industry to journalism, from telepathy to the Spanish Civil War. A famous socialist, Sinclair appeared in the news often and was part of protests against Rockefeller Mines in Colorado in 1913, the protest on Liberty Hill in San Pedro in 1923 that led to his arrest and the founding of the ACLU in Southern California, and his 1934 run for governor of California.
12 linear feet, 400 books
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