Today’s Birthday: Upton Sinclair

It's September 20, and on this date in 1878, author Upton Sinclair was born.  He is best known for writing The Jungle, which exposed horrible working conditions in Chicago's meat packing industry and led to the passages of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.  The Jungle is one of the most important pieces of early 20th-century American literature, and you can get a survey of other great American works from the 17th to the 21st century by taking our American Literature course.  This course is one of more than 70 high-quality, innovative courses that comprise the American School's curriculum.  We are proud to offer this wide variety of courses, including specialty courses such as foreign languages, vocational courses, and home living courses, and are confident you will find the proper curriculum for yourself while you are our student.