Life of Pi

How does Upton Sinclair's The Jungle illustrate the immigrant experience of the time?

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Many immigrants moved to the United States in the early 1900’s with the hopes of living the “American Dream.” However, that glittering American lifestyle became merely a distant ideal for the immigrants living in Packingtown, the Lithuanian meatpacking district of Chicago.
Immigrants came to America looking for a better life. When they got here, they all needed jobs. This book tells about the meat packing industry and all the corruption and unsanitary practices that take place.