Upton Sinclair wanted people to know about the unsanitary process by which animals became meat products.
Journalist Ida M. Tarbell wanted to expose Rockefeller’s ruthless building of Standard Oil Company.
Government at all levels, rather than being an instrument to control big business, is instead used by big businesses as a tool.
People don't need to struggle!
Jane Addams was part of the Settlement House Movement to improve living conditions of the poor.
The descriptions of how meat products were manufactured were an important cause of the federal Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.
So during 1904 his book "The Jungle" became his best selling novel.
Throughout the book he described with great accuracy the horrifying physical conditions under which immigrant packing plant workers and their families worked and lived.
I aimed at the public’s heart and by accident hit its stomach.
In 1904, she published "The History of Standard Oil Company"
This leaded to Anti-Trusts Acts that outlawed monopolistic business practices and restricted unions.
The book highlights struggles involving Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. They felt they weren't doing anything wrong and opened their records to Tarbell's investigation, a decision they no doubt came to regret. The Company was broken up in 1911.
During 1910 she published "Twenty Years at Hull House" that tells of the poverty and abuses that existed during the Industrial Revolution in the United States.
She was one of the creators of the Hull House, a settlement house that provided social services and education to the poor workers who lived there.