The Theme Of Corruption In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair presents a wide range of corruption involving, blacklisting, political scams, and the mishandling of meat. During the early 20th century, immigrants in America were exposed to many forms of corruption. The Jungle is based in Packingtown, Chicago, a very crowded city. Here, lived an excess amount of very poor immigrants. As they were immigrants, they often did not realize they were taken advantage of until it was too late--if ever. This was because many of them did not speak English, did not understand our government laws, or rules of their community, or were extremely poor, making them desperate for things like low-paying jobs.
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