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reviewed Unions for Beginners. November 17, 2013
The forty-hour work week, pensions and safe working conditions became part of the American employment landscape because employers felt that it was the proper thing to do, right? No, those things came …
Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction
Most science fiction stories are bout tall, square-jawed adventurers exploring the galaxy and singlehandedly vanquishing the alien foe. What about the people who perform the unexciting "blue collar" …
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. October 07, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Muckraking journalism at its best. You'll never eat sausage again.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. October 06, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Good up until a certain point - then the focus and feel of the entire novel shifts and sort of messes it up. But hey, as long as kids aren't working near meat grinders anymore...
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. August 26, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
'The Jungle' is heartbreaking and in vivid detail brings home the injustice of immigrants arriving in America and living in squalor.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. July 17, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
You will not want to eat for months after reading this but you will gain a vivid insight into the challenges of immigrants in American history.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. July 16, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Brilliant and disturbing in a real way, "The Jungle, " will ensure your hesitancy to work in a meat plant... if ya, you know, ever wanted to.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. July 15, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Do not go into this expecting a novel. Expect a socialist pamphlet ever so thinly veiled with a story. There's never really any good commentary and the characters are very flat throughout.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. July 06, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
really interesting look at an immigrant community that is often overlooked in history
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. July 02, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Depressing and shocking at points. Makes you happy that things have changed.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. July 02, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Maybe it would be wise to eat this on a day you don't plan on eating any meat.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. June 24, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
This is the only novel I remember reading for high school English classes. And I'm a high school English teacher now! This story really nailed me with the systematic break-down of a once proud and strapping …
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. June 19, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Wow. This book was awful.
reviewed Where should I have my baby?. March 10, 2010
Where should I have my baby?
Before we address the best place for you to have your baby, I would like to appeal to your own intuition.  These days, many women decide to have a child later in life.  If this is the case …
reviewed Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and.... February 25, 2010
Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
It was mid-January in the year 1912.  Storm clouds were gathering over the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts.  But on this occasion the weather was clearly not the issue.  Rather, this was …
reviewed The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. December 01, 2008
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair was required reading for me back in the good ol' school days. This was one book on the required list that I enjoyed. It is a compelling and horrible story about turn of the century business …
reviewed Selling Women Short: The Landmark Bat.... November 27, 2008
Selling Women Short
It matters not whether you are a liberal like author Liza Featherstone or a dyed in the wool conservative concerned with holding down government spending.   "Selling Women Short:  …
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