The Resource The land of orange groves and jails : Upton Sinclair's California, edited by Lauren Coodley

The land of orange groves and jails : Upton Sinclair's California, edited by Lauren Coodley

Label
The land of orange groves and jails : Upton Sinclair's California
Title
The land of orange groves and jails
Title remainder
Upton Sinclair's California
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lauren Coodley
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Novelist and muckraker Sinclair, best known for his expos ̌The Jungle; however, he deserves equal accolades for his entertaining critiques of Southern California's oil industry, movie studios, and urban sprawl--most of which still apply today. This book spans fifty years of his funny and fiery writings, showing how his personal life inspired his political activism. When neighbors in Long Beach struck oil, he wrote about the oil industry. His father's addiction inspired an analysis of alcohol distributors. In 1934, he responded to the Great Depression by running for governor under the EPIC slogan: "End Poverty in California." The hard-fought campaign has parallels to our current political world of attack ads and allegations of voter fraud. Here also was a political figure who understood popular culture, using movies and the power of Hollywood to give voice to his ideas.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1878-1968
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Sinclair, Upton
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.I85
LC item number
A6 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Coodley, Lauren
Series statement
California legacy book
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  • Sinclair, Upton
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • Sinclair, Upton
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • California
Label
The land of orange groves and jails : Upton Sinclair's California, edited by Lauren Coodley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: "Like the falling down of prison walls" : political awakenings. Youth, from American outpost: a book of reminiscences, 1932 ; Revolt, from American outpost: a book of reminiscences, 1932 ; Upton Sinclair's: a monthly magazine : Founding statement, 1918 ; My life and diet, published in Physical culture magazine, 1924. -- pt. 2: "The land of orange groves and jails": impressions of California. Wandering, from American outpost: a book of reminiscences, 1932 ; Singing jailbirds ; from the Postscript and Act I, Scene I, and Upton Sinclair's letter to the Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1923-1924 ; Chapter one, "The Ride," from Oil!, 1927 ; The land of orange groves and jails, published in "The open forum," 1929. -- pt. 3: "We will make our own pictures" : creating popular culture. "Big business and its movies," published in Screenland magazine, 1922 ; Excerpt from The wet parade, 1931, and promotional materials for the film version of The wet parade, 1932 ; The golden scenario, 1930s ; Excerpt from "Comes the moment to decide," from A world to win, World's end series, 1946. -- pt. 4: "How I ended poverty in California" : the EPIC movement. From EPIC answers, 1934 ; Artifacts of the campaign, 1934 ; I, candidate for governor : and how I got licked, Chapter XL, 1935
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035908679
Label
The land of orange groves and jails : Upton Sinclair's California, edited by Lauren Coodley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: "Like the falling down of prison walls" : political awakenings. Youth, from American outpost: a book of reminiscences, 1932 ; Revolt, from American outpost: a book of reminiscences, 1932 ; Upton Sinclair's: a monthly magazine : Founding statement, 1918 ; My life and diet, published in Physical culture magazine, 1924. -- pt. 2: "The land of orange groves and jails": impressions of California. Wandering, from American outpost: a book of reminiscences, 1932 ; Singing jailbirds ; from the Postscript and Act I, Scene I, and Upton Sinclair's letter to the Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1923-1924 ; Chapter one, "The Ride," from Oil!, 1927 ; The land of orange groves and jails, published in "The open forum," 1929. -- pt. 3: "We will make our own pictures" : creating popular culture. "Big business and its movies," published in Screenland magazine, 1922 ; Excerpt from The wet parade, 1931, and promotional materials for the film version of The wet parade, 1932 ; The golden scenario, 1930s ; Excerpt from "Comes the moment to decide," from A world to win, World's end series, 1946. -- pt. 4: "How I ended poverty in California" : the EPIC movement. From EPIC answers, 1934 ; Artifacts of the campaign, 1934 ; I, candidate for governor : and how I got licked, Chapter XL, 1935
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035908679

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