Unformatted text preview: Chicago's Union Stockyards and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle . The Union Stockyards is the meatpacking district in Chicago during this time. To research his writing of The Jungle , Sinclair worked in Chicago at the stockyards. In The Jungle, Sinclair gives a gruesome account of the meatpacking industry as corrupt, unsanitary, and diseased. By alluding to the stockyards and to Sinclair's novel, Larson paints a similar mental picture of H.H. Holmes. These allusions also serve as foreshadowing for the horrific deaths Holmes's victims endure and the corruption he employs to serve his purposes....
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- Fall '08
- The Jungle, Erik Larson characterizes