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Re: Science fiction

Dear Sinclair,

       Upton Sinclair was a famous social reformer and Socialist.  He wrote a 
novel "The Jungle" about the unsanitary and dangerous working conditions in 
the meat packing plants in Chicago, Illinois.  As a result of his efforts, 
the U.S. Government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act in the early 1900s. He 
spawned a movement of other social reformers who were called "Muckrakers."  
Many of them wrote novels, too.  He died in California.  He ran for governor 
there and lost.  He was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  He is buried in Rock 
Creek Park in Washington, D.C.


Susan M. Grady
Alexandria, Virginia 
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