Left: Cutting up hogs in Swift & Co.'s Packing House, c. 1905, Library of Congress. Right: Original edition of Upton Sinclair, The Jungle. New York: The Jungle Publishing Co., 1906.
On the board, use the following chart to brainstorm the causes that progressives supported, disagreed upon, and opposed.
The Jungle, today: a clip from Food, Inc. (2008)
(For reference, you can watch the entire documentary on Netflix here or find it at the library: 338.4766 F73)
Discussion on Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1905)
In the following discussion, my primary role will be to chart your discussion. I will ask the first question and intervene only rarely after that. The discussion will be graded 6 points for the quality of your individual contributions and another 6 points for the quality of the class's discussion as a whole. For the individual components, I will be recording instances where students . . .
Questions to guide your discussion:
Homework: Assignment #603
Strikes in the news:
Early U.S. labor activism:
Homework: Assignment #505
Promontory Point, Utah. 10 May 1869. Wikimedia.
Clip from Ken Burns
Homework: Assignment #502